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Microsoft to Launch New Versions of SQL Server and System Center in the Near Future

Microsoft Corp. is likely to introduce new versions of two of its products belonging to the enterprise server family line-up, explained Microsoft Server and Tools President, Satya Nadella at the City Technology Conference held on Wednesday.

The products - new versions of SQL Server and System Center are expected to hit the market sometime during 2012, Nadella claims.

The new version of SQL Server, dubbed “Denali” is at the CTP (Community Technology Preview) 3 milestone is likely to be out “the early part of next calendar year,” Nadella reportedly told the attendees during the conference.

And as for System Center, the president said it is going to be a combined avatar of a handful of different system management products, which are currently under testing. He added that it is going to hit the market sometimes during early 2012.

Microsoft is yet to provide an official release date for either product.

“Every time I asked, I was told no comment. I had heard from some of my contacts they were expecting the product to roll out before the end of calendar 2011 (possibly at the SQL Pass Summit in October),” Mary Jo Foley of ZDnet reports (opens in new tab).