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It's Q3 - where is SQL Server 2008?

Microsoft has publicly stated that SQL Server 2008 will RTM in Q3.  It is Quarter 3 now.  Where is it?  :-)

I'm sure that the final touches will now get taken care of now that Bill Gates is no longer a full-time MSFT employee.  I'm sure that his "short-timer" attitude trickled down to the develpers working on the product and that the final dev work will be completed.  (Just kidding!)  Perhaps this will be an answer to a MSFT triva question some day - What was the first product to be released without Bill Gates as part of MSFT?

Now that we have already had the party for 2008, I am really looking forward to its release.  It will be interesting to see how fast 2008 is adopted vs. 2005 and 2000.

 

Published Thursday, July 03, 2008 1:02 AM by RickHeiges
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Denis Gobo said:

>>It will be interesting to see how fast 2008 is adopted vs. 2005 and 2000.

It should be faster than 2005 because

1) the people who skipped 2005 will go straight to 2008

2) mainstream support ended for SQL 2000 and this is another incentive to upgrade

July 3, 2008 9:17 AM
 

RickHeiges said:

I agree with you and hope that you are correct.  That means I will be correct too.  :-)

July 3, 2008 12:28 PM
 

MontyMole said:

Maybe they are too busy with Tuesdays security patch.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-jul.mspx

It's been a very long time since they have needed to produce one.

July 4, 2008 10:41 AM

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