Finally!!!!! Microsoft SQL Server R2 is now released with many new features.
Some of them are:
PowerPivot - a managed self-service analysis solution That empowers End User to access, Analyze and Share Data Across the Enterprise into an IT environment managed Using Excel 2010 and SharePoint Sever 2010th
Master Data Services - help IT Organizations Manage centrally critical data assets company wide and across various systems, and enable more people to securely Directly Manage master data, and ensure the integrity of information over time.
Application and Multi-Server Management - Helps Organizations proactively Manager Database Environments Efficiently at scale through centralized visibility fading resource utilization and streamlined consolidation and upgrade Initiatives across the application lifecycle.
Report Builder 3.0 - report authoring component with support for geospatial visualization. This new release Provides Capabilities to Further Increase End User Productivity with enhanced wizards, more Powerful visualizations, and intuitive authoring.
Stream Insight - a low-latency complex event processing platform to help IT Monitor, Analyze and act on the data in motion to make more Informed Business Decisions in near real time.
All information can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/04/21/sql-server-2008-r2-released-to-manufacturing.aspx