Microsoft SQL 11 "Denali": What To Expect
Source: Global Knowledge
Microsoft SQL 11, code name Denali, has many new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using more than just relational data. Although this release will be a little early for many customers, the features are largely incremental in nature, which should reassure users that Microsoft is building on the established foundation of SQL Server 2008. Using the same architecture and management tools, customers will be able to smoothly upgrade their systems and skills based on the need for the new features and according to their own schedule.