And, it's true!!! Well, M$ says that's what's going to happen.
new in-database analytics with R integration.
Not too surprising, given that M$ bought Revolution Analytics, a value-add (semi-)proprietary version of R. The question which remains is whether the integration will run only with RA/R or with OS/R? All things considered, I'll bet (for now) that only the closed version of R will be supported. Still, for the SS crowd, at some price, things are looking up.