26 February 2011 19:35
Microsoft SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ - Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) is currently available. Currently there are not many new features but Microsoft have promised new features in future CTP refreshes. A list of new features are available from MSDN Library.
I setup a VM and installed SQL Server Denali taking the screen shots below. The installation is very much the same as SQL Server 2008.