SQL Server 2008 enables data to be consumed from custom applications developed using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio and from within service-oriented architectures (SOA) and business processes through Microsoft BizTalk Server. Various areas considered for SQL Server 2008 are:
Learn how SQL Server 2008 provides a scalable business intelligence platform optimized for data integration, reporting, and analysis, enabling organizations to deliver intelligence where users want it.
Virtualization and Server Consolidation
Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because it can provide dramatic cost savings while enhancing a company's agility.
Read about how SQL Server 2008 reduces hardware and maintenance costs by providing a flexible server consolidation solution with enterprise-class manageability and performance.
Find out how SQL Server 2008 provides a scalable, high performance database engine for mission-critical applications that require the highest levels of availability and security, while reducing the total cost of ownership through enhanced enterprise-class manageability.