Now has Microsoft released a pre-release version of the product, previously codenamed the Denali heard.
The innovations announced were a common development environment ("Juneau") for database, reporting and web software under the umbrella of Visual Studio.
In addition, new top values are to be achieved in terms of maximum availability.
In future, a web interface will be available for reports, which will allow their creation and editing with Silverlight support.
A so-called Community Technology Preview of Denali can be downloaded from download here