Thursday, June 27, 2013

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Available for download

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Microsoft has made available for download CTP1 of SQl Server 2014

Be aware of the following important information

Installing side-by-side with other versions of SQL Server is NOT supported.
Upgrade from other versions of SQL Server is NOT supported.
Only use the SQL Server Management Studio that ships as a part of this build to manage this build. This build does not work with or support side-by-side installations with any client redistributables of SQL Server such as Data Tools, Data Tier Application Framework, etc..
Side-by-side installations of this build with Visual Studio 2012 or earlier versions is NOT supported.
If you have SQL Server or Visual Studio installed on your machine, the installer will throw a check error and will not proceed with the install. Use a virtual machine to test this build instead of uninstalling Visual Studio and SQL Server on your machine

Running @@version will give you the following

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (CTP1) - 11.0.9120.5 (X64) 
Jun 10 2013 20:09:10 
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation
Enterprise Evaluation Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2

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