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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 will launch on Feb. 27, 2008

Windows Server® 2008, Visual Studio® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 will launch together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008, kicking off hundreds of launch events around the world. As the next wave of innovation from Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, these three products will provide a reliable and security-enhanced enterprise platform, serve as the foundation for the next generation of Web-based service applications, and broadly support virtualization and business intelligence. Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 represent tremendous opportunities for partners and customers, and as part of the launch wave throughout 2008, Microsoft is planning extensive and far-reaching IT pro, developer and partner outreach, including worldwide training, online and virtual events, as well as myriad resources that will be made available in the coming months to help ensure partners and customers are ready to capitalize on the new benefits offered by these products.

Read the rest here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jul07/07-10WPCDay1PartnersPR.mspx
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2007 6:09 PM by Denis Gobo

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Denis Gobo said:

Scott Guthrie mentiones on his blog

"What we announced at the partner conference was that VS 2008 would launch in Feb of 2008.  "Launch" for VS means that is when we schedule our big events around the world to talk about the new product.  

Our hope is to release the product earlier than that - in which case it will be availble for MSDN subscribers to download as well as for people to buy prior to the launch events.  We haven't announced a target date for this yet - but I suspect it will be several weeks or a few months before the launch event."

So for all of you who have MSDN subscriptions Christmas might be happening in December 2007 indeed  ;-)

July 11, 2007 5:21 AM

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I was born in Croatia in 1970, when I was one I moved to Amsterdam (and yes Ajax is THE team in Holland) and finally in 1993 I came to the US. I have lived in New York City for a bunch of years and currently live in Princeton, New Jersey with my wife and 3 kids. I work for Dow Jones as a Database architect in the indexes department, one drawback: since our data goes back all the way to May 1896 I cannot use smalldates ;-( I have been working with SQL server since version 6.5 and compared to all the other bloggers here I am a n00b. Some of you might know me from http://sqlservercode.blogspot.com/ or even from some of the newsgroups where I go by the name Denis the SQL Menace If you are a Tek-Tips user then you might know me by the name SQLDenis, I am one of the guys answering SQL Questions in the SQL Programming forum.

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