SQL Server 2005 launch date anounced!

This morning, at TechEd USA, Paul Flessner announced the release date for SQL Server 2005.


This is an excerpt from his notes from TechEd:


"It is official — the countdown to launch has begun! During my Tech•Ed keynote this morning, I announced the launch date for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 will be Nov. 8, 2005, in San Francisco. This will be the biggest launch ever for these products, and we’re very excited to deliver them to you.


Some of you might be surprised to see that BizTalk Server 2006 has been added to the list of products that will make their debut in November, but from an integrated experience perspective this is an important addition. Many customers already benefit from BizTalk Server’s integrated development environment built on Visual Studio to quickly integrate and automate business processes that span applications, systems, and trading partners. By integrating Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006, we hope to change the way you think about and use application infrastructure with your connected systems."




Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    At TechEd
    2005 they just announced that BizTalk 2006 (a.k.a Pathfinder) will be

  2. Andy Steer says:

    Not sure if you noticed this bit…

    "we’ve made the decision to include Reporting Services in all versions for SQL Server 2005 including Express, Workgroup, Standard and Enterprise Editions. In addition, Report Builder will be available with Workgroup, Standard and Enterprise Editions"

    Now that is very very interesting.

  3. IDM Mike says:

    Now, when will pricing be released?

  4. Johannes says:

    That’s terrific!

    BTW, when are they going to get around to fixing SQL 2000 SP 4? Seems like MS doesn’t care enough to even keep SQL 2000 developers/DBAs updated on the status of this issue and its resolution?!

    Which is really surprising when you think about it — after all, who do they think is going to be moving everyone over to SQL 2005?

  5. Mat_stephen says:

    Pricing can be found @


    BTW reporting services has been pushed down into the Express edition

  6. Mat_stephen says:

    Sorry I should have commented on the SP4 bug earlier. Please see http://blogs.technet.com/mat_stephen/archive/2005/06/10/406179.aspx for further comment

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