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SQL Server 2011 (Denali) CTP3 Download Links

As already annouced by the blogosphere, the public CTP of SQL Server 2011 has been released. Unfortunately it seems that there is no “official” page where you can download *everything* related to that release and you have to dig the net to find little treasures in Twitter tweets and blogs posts. To avoid to waste my time again, I’ve created a little list with all the downloads available right now:

SQL Server 2011 CTP3

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - Feature Pack

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - PowerPivot

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - Report Builder

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - Semantic Language Statistics

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint®

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft® Excel®

SQL Server 2011 CTP3 - SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename "Juneau"

If you want to check what’s new here’s the link for you:

What's New (SQL Server "Denali")


If you find some other download link not listed here (for example, I did not find anything related to Juneau), please leave a comment so that I can update the list.

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:41 PM by Davide Mauri

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AaronBertrand said:

Davide, Juneau is not downloaded separately - it is part of the BIDS install during normal setup (which installs Visual Studio 2010 with all of the Juneau functionality).

July 12, 2011 4:10 PM

Davide Mauri said:

Ahhh, thanks Aaron!

July 12, 2011 4:21 PM

Jim Murphy said:

Nice!  Time for the fun to commence.

July 12, 2011 6:23 PM

Davide Mauri said:

@Aaron: Just finished the full installation of CTP3 but I haven't found Juneau....from Visual Studio 2010 I can only create BI project...I don't see anything related to database development, so my guess is that Juneau is not there. Have you been able to install it?

July 12, 2011 6:51 PM

AaronBertrand said:

Hmm, yes, maybe you're right. On my first install, I had botched some VS settings and had various errors opening new query windows. When I opened BIDS I connected to a SQL Server in Server Explorer and tried to add a new table from the context menu, and VS crashed. But I assumed this would be the new SSDT interface.

Now I'm in a successful setup, and the new table designer does not have the right stuff (e.g. CREATE TABLE code displayed in the bottom pane). There are several BI-related projects but no strict database projects. So obviously I'm missing something...

July 12, 2011 11:50 PM

AaronBertrand said:

Sounds like it is coming along after the fact ... should be available here before the weekend:

July 12, 2011 11:51 PM

Davide Mauri said:

@Aaron: Cool, thanks! I'm really looking forward to use it.

July 13, 2011 1:59 AM

AaronBertrand said:

It's available now.

July 13, 2011 7:04 AM

Davide Mauri said:

Thanks Aaron!

July 13, 2011 11:13 AM

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September 29, 2011 8:25 AM

Jaime said:

Hi! The powerpivot link does not seem to work

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About Davide Mauri

Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure @ Sensoria, an innovative smart garments and wearable company. After more than 15 year playing with the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".

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