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The code name for the next version of SQL Server is Kilimanjaro

After Hydra,Sphinx, Shiloh (32 bit) and Liberty (64 bit), Yukon and Katmai we finally got to codename Kilimanjaro. So Kilimanjaro will be the codename for SQL Server 11


Nothing more to say here  :-(

[Edit]Apparently there is more to say here because Kilimanjaro is the code name for the next version of SQL Server but this is not SQL 11  :-(


Here is what it says in the press release

Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Data and Platform Storage Division, showcased “Kilimanjaro,” which will further enrich SQL Server’s BI capabilities while providing a robust and scalable data platform capable of supporting the largest BI deployments. “Kilimanjaro” will include a set of new, easy-to-use analysis tools for managed self-service, project-code-named “Gemini,” that will enable information workers to slice and dice data and create their own BI applications and assets to share and collaborate on from within the familiar, everyday Microsoft Office productivity tools they already use. Customers and partners will be able to gain early access to “Kilimanjaro” within the next 12 months via a community technology preview (CTP) with full product availability slated for the first half of calendar year 2010. [/Edit] 


Published Monday, October 6, 2008 9:32 PM by Denis Gobo
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mosha said:

No, Kilimanjaro is codename for SQL Server release _before_ SQL11.

October 6, 2008 8:43 PM

Denis Gobo said:

Glad I didn't put SQL 11 in the title  :-)

I added an edit part

October 6, 2008 8:58 PM

Greg Linwood said:

Dont get too excited about project names in their early days. "Acadia" floated around for a year or two before being pulled & replaced by "Katmai" (know idea why).

October 7, 2008 1:56 AM

Marko Radocaj said:

Dobar dan Denis,

procito sam da si iz Hrvatske pa sam mislijo da ti napisem poruku.Evo i ja sam u jednoj IT-Firmi i moram ucit SQL 2008 ali nisam bas najbolji, pa sam mislijo jel bi ti meni mogo rec kak da najbrze svladam taj SQL Server i gjde da citam da se naucim!

hvala ti puno

poz. Marko

mozes mi na email adressu napisat


October 7, 2008 6:01 AM
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About Denis Gobo

I was born in Croatia in 1970, when I was one I moved to Amsterdam (and yes Ajax is THE team in Holland) and finally in 1993 I came to the US. I have lived in New York City for a bunch of years and currently live in Princeton, New Jersey with my wife and 3 kids. I work for Dow Jones as a Database architect in the indexes department, one drawback: since our data goes back all the way to May 1896 I cannot use smalldates ;-( I have been working with SQL server since version 6.5 and compared to all the other bloggers here I am a n00b. Some of you might know me from or even from some of the newsgroups where I go by the name Denis the SQL Menace If you are a Tek-Tips user then you might know me by the name SQLDenis, I am one of the guys answering SQL Questions in the SQL Programming forum.

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