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Download & Install SQL Server Code Named Denali CTP 3

SQL Server community is happy about the SQL Server code named “Denali” CTP (Community Technology Preview) 3 release. It has released on July-12-2011. Microsoft team and SQL Server community giving clue that this may be the final CTP release and we will be having RTM with may be some additional features for surprise. So, start using SQL Server Code name Denali CTP 3 is a good idea.

Download Location

We can download SQL Server Code name Denali from Microsoft website.


  • Deliver required uptime and data protection with AlwaysOn
  • Gain breakthrough & predictable performance with Project Apollo
  • Help enable security and compliance with new User-defined Roles and Default Schema for Groups
  • Rapid data discovery with Project Crescent
  • Deliver credible, consistent data with SSIS improvements, a Master Data Services add-in for Excel, and new Data Quality Services
  • Optimize IT and developer productivity across server and cloud with Data-tier Application Component (DAC) parity with SQL Azure and SQL Server Developer Tools code name “Juneau” for a unified dev experience across database, BI, and cloud functions

Download now 

This release has two editions for installation. Evaluation and Express edition.

Step by Step Installation Guide

I have captured the screen shots while installing CTP 3. So, I would like to share this with SQL community.

Think before install

1. Choose right environment to install. Separate machine is opt for using CTP. So, think about HyperV, VM or a dedication machine to avoid interruption between previous and new SQL Server installation.

2. Check hardware and prerequisite software before installation. for more information about hardware and software requirement  read this article. Read now.

Download Step by Step installation guide for SQL Server code name Denali.


Thanks for reading.

  1. July 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for the info. (I think is July-12-2011 not July-12-2001 lol)

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