Yesterday at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, CO, Microsoft announced the date for the joint launch of SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008.
In anticipation for the most significant Microsoft enterprise event in the next year, Kevin Turner announced that 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.
From a SQL Server perspective, we did give more details that SQL Server 2008 would release in Q2 CY2008 (after the launch). If you want more details on SQL Server 2008, please go to http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/futureversion/default.mspx