June 24, 2008 - Innovative windows hosting leader, DiscountASP.NET, announces the launch of a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hosting beta program available to all DiscountASP.NET customers at no additional cost. Customers can enable their free SQL 2008 hosting beta account through their control panel.
"Under the SQL 2008 Go Live program, we are giving our customers a free SQL 2008 beta database account for testing purposes," said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing at DiscountASP.NET. "The beta program provides our customers with the opportunity to get a jumpstart in testing SQL 2008 in a live hosted environment before its official release."
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is a major update to its enterprise database product and is currently in RC0 release. Although no launch date has been officially stated, the final release of SQL Server 2008 is said to be slated for Q3 2008.
For developers, some of the new SQL 2008 features include new data types, such as date/time data types and geospatial data types. In addition, integrated full text search, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), sparse columns, and large user-defined types are improvements that will help drive next-generation data-centric applications.
To learn more about Microsoft SQL 2008, visit the Microsoft SQL website
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