Over the last couple of weeks I received a number of emails from individuals who attended the Heroes Happen Here (HHH) Launch events in the spring of 2008. These emails all asked the same question: I got my HHH kit and went online to request my copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition but have not received it yet nor heard from anyone on when it will be coming? Can you help?
I replied to each of those folks and went looking for an answer on what happened and when the software would be shipped. During this process, I was forwarded this email from an individual who was also wondering what happened to his copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition. Since it answered the question people were asking, I thought it important to share with all of you. Here is what was in the email:
Subject: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Order Update
Thanks again for attending the Heroes Happen Here launch event, and registering for your complimentary evaluation copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition software.
Unfortunately, the production and fulfillment of your complimentary software was delayed. However, production is now underway and your kit is scheduled to ship in approximately four to six weeks. (Please allow additional time for delivery.)
In the meantime, we have set up a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site that provides additional information regarding the Heroes Happen Here - SQL Server 2008 voucher redemption campaign. This FAQ site may be accessed by visiting http://www.sqlserverheroes.com/faq/.
We thank you for your understanding.
Microsoft SQL Server Team
So, for those of you who registered to receive and are still waiting for your copy of SQL Server 2008, sit tight - we're getting there. My apologies for the time it has taken to get this to you.