Breaking News – Windows Server 2008/SQL 2008/ Visual Studio 2008 Launch Date Set!


It has been a little quiet around here lately!  Too quiet!  Why?  Well it is summer and even IT Pro Advisors get holidays, but we are also in full planning mode for the next set of tours that are kicking off in September.  I heard this little bit from the WWPC and just had to share it!

February 27th, 2008 is the worldwide launch date for for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008.  I am not going to use the phrase biggest launch in Microsoft history but……. 

Now we haven’t announced our dates, cities or plans just yet – that will come in time – but I did want to get something out there now because….

We want to hear from you!  Rick and I introduced you to Longhorn Server (that’s another 50 cents!) Windows Server 2008 on the Future of your Server Room tour last May. You have access to the Beta 3 bits. If you are a TechNet Plus or MSDN subscriber – the June CTP bits have been released for DL as well.

So have you downloaded them and tried it out? Have you had the time to play with it yet? Are you excited about certain functionality that you think will solve some issues you have been having lately? 

If you are, let us know, we’d love to share your experiences with other IT Pro’s, show of the cool and innovative things you are doing with these technologies, find out how they are addressing the challenges you face.  Who know’s we might even get you on stage to tell your story!

Comments (9)

  1. ye110wbeard says:

    Ok Rodney… 50 cents… cough it up now!

  2. Anonymous says:

    It has been a little quiet around here lately! Too quiet! Why? Well it is summer and even IT Pro Advisors

  3. ye110wbeard says:

    Ok… so let’s see.

    July (Canada Day)

    August (Long Weekend)

    September (Events at back at Mississauga!)

    October (Hallowe’en)

    November (I think there’s some big something or other at Microsoft then)

    December (Christmas)

    January (More events)

    February (Release Server 2008)

    So we’ll all be receiving nicely packaged NFR copies of Server 2008 then right?  Right?

    Ok that’s most of my year planned… 😉

  4. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft is officially launching three major products on February 27th, 2008, namely Visual Studio 2008

  5. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft is officially launching three major products on February 27th, 2008, namely Visual Studio 2008

  6. Anonymous says:

    I recently got my hands on a copy (an authour signed copy, no less!) of Introducing Windows Server 2008

  7. ye110wbeard says:

    Jason…

    No sarcasm at all … I envy you…  THAT IS COOL!

    So like the lead programmer?  The whole team?

    Either way that is actually something to hang onto…

    Kinda like getting an Autographed copy of Doom from the id Software team… B)

    Sweet

  8. Anonymous says:

    If you remember way back – I posted the initial confirmation and tickler that Canada was having a major

  9. Anonymous says:

      As everyone knows, we are on the eve of a major launch event for Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server