I heard on the grapevine that Microsoft will be releasing SQL Server 2008 R2 within a year. Though I initially thought this was a patch for the just released 2008 version, I realised that it’s actually a completely different version that you would have to pay for. (Am I correct, if you had SQL Server 2008, would you have to pay again if you wanted to upgrade to 2008 R2?)
If you’re already running SQL Server 2008, would you say it’s still worth the upgrade? Or does it depend on the size of your company and current setup. For what I’ve initially read, I do get the impression that this version would be more useful for the very high end hardware setup where you want to have very good scalability.
With regard to programming, is there any extra enhancements/support in there which you’re aware of that will significantly help .NET Products/Web Development?
Initially found a couple of links (could only post one) on it, but I was wondering if anyone had anymore info to share on subject as I couldn’t find nothing on SO about it?