You can download CTP1 right now and install on your machine.
SQL Server code-named 'Denali' helps empowers organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market. Customers will more efficiently deliver mission-critical solutions through a highly scalable and available platform. Industry-leading tools help developers quickly build innovative applications while data integration and management tools help deliver credible data reliably to the right users and extended managed self-service BI capabilities enable meaningful insights.
The major features of the new products are as following:
- Enhanced Mission-Critical Platform: an enhanced highly available and scalable platform.
- Developer and IT Productivity: new innovative productivity tools and features.
- Pervasive Insight: expanding the reach of BI to business users and end-to-end data integration and management.
Book Online of SQL Server 2011 “Denali” is available here.
Installation guide for SQL Server 2011 “Denali” available here.