It’s somewhat old new now but in case you were unaware SQL 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM). Official press here:

“Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server News Center! We are excited to inform you that SQL Server 2008 R2 has released to manufacturing, meaning customers will get it through our distribution channels in the next few weeks! SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers breakthrough capabilities for organizations that want enterprise-class scalability, improved IT and developer efficiency, and self-service BI. To experience the launch virtually, please visit the SQL Server 2008 R2 Digital Tour at”