June 24, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web host DiscountASP.NET (http://www.discountasp.net) has launched an SQL 2008 hosting beta program, it was announced today. The company, which bills itself as an innovative windows hosting leader, suggests the program is available to all DiscountASP.NET customers (through their web hosting control panels) at no additional cost.
"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 in RC0 release and is earmarked for full release in the third quarter of 2008. New SQL 2008 features include new data types, such as date/time data types and geospatial data types. In addition, other improvements include Language Integrated Query (LINQ), integrated full text search, sparse columns, and large user defined types are that will help drive next-generation data-centric applications.
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