SQL Server CodeName :
Yesterday I got call from one Sr. Software Engineer from my previous company, He wanted to use SQL Server 2012 so asked me whether I have downloaded trial version of the same, he would like to use it. I told him to use the computer I was using there as it was having installation as well as setup of trial version. He went to that PC and asked me again that he can see “SQL Server Denali” there but there is no installation of “SQL Server 2012”.
Actually I was working there till few months back when we have Denali CTP 3 available only so I told him that “Denali” was the code name of “SQL Server 2012”. After having this conversation, I thought to share few different code name with its final product name because Microsoft used to give code name to each product they develop and later on when final version available, they give final product name so I thought it would be interesting to know. As a fan of SQL Server, I used to follow the SQL Server product as soon as it is announced by Microsoft and that is one of the reason I used to keep track of SQL Server code name.
|SQL Server 6.0||SQL95|
|SQL Server Enterprise Manager||Starfighter|
|SQL Server 6.5||Hydra|
|SQL Server 7.0||Sphinx||Database compatibility version 70|
|Olap Services 7.0||Plato||1st version of Microsoft Analysis Service|
|SQL Server 2000 (32-bit)||Shiloh||Database compatibility version 80|
|SQL Server 2000 (64-bit)||Liberty||Database compatibility version 80|
|SQL Server Reporting Services||Rosetta|
|SQL Server 2005||Yukon||Database compatibility version 90|
|SQL Server 2008||Katmai / Akadia||Database compatibility version 100|
|SQL Report Designer 2.0||Blue|
|SQL Server 2008R2||Killimanjaro||Database compatibility version 100|
|SQL Server 2012||Denali||Database compatibility version 110|
Codename is not only given to SQL Server but it is given to almost each product developed by Microsoft.
Reference: Ritesh Shah
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