SQL Server 2012 (aka Denali)

Here’s a few jumping-off points for checking out SQL Server 2012:

Five Things to Know about SQL Server Denali – including new features, licensing, and where to download it for free. Plus: a contest on guessing the release date!

How to Set Up SQL Server Availability Groups – a new feature in Denali that gives us readable database mirrors and more.

Leaving Windows Open – new T-SQL capabilities for aggregates and grouping to ease developer pains.

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Rocks! – AlwaysOn is the combination of clustering, mirroring, replication, and unicorns.

SQL Server 2012/Denali CTP 1 Released November 9 2010 – a quick screenshot sample and download links.