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SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing 

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service on Windows Azure that will be available in the...Read more

Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals 

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about...Read more

New SQL Server 2008 Experience web site launched 

Today, Microsoft launched the SQL Server 2008 Experience, which is a new web site that helps Microsoft’s customers and partners learn behind-the-scenes details about about SQL Server 2008. The launch of the SQL Server 2008 Experience kicks off a worldwide readiness outreach that will reach over 350,000 customers, partners and community members through in-person events...Read more

More editions of SQL Server 2008 Express released 

In addition to the recently released core edition of SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 with Tools editions of SQL Server 2008 Express have been released. One of the key features of these two editions is that both include SQL Server Management Studio Basic....Read more

SQL Server 2008 Express now available for download 

On the heels of SQL Server 2008 being released to manufacturing last week, SQL Server 2008 Express was made available for download today. As with SQL Server 2005 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express will be released in stages. SQL Server 2008 with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools edition will...Read more

Attend PASS Community Summit 2008 – Seattle, WA – Nov 18-21 

The Microsoft SQL Server Developer Team will be turning out in force for this year’s PASS Community Summit 2008. As the single largest gathering of Microsoft SQL Server professionals in the world, PASS Summit is the most important technical conference of the year for the SQL Server community. With three full days of in-depth learning...Read more

SQL Server 2008 tops TechEd 2008 IT Pro conference 

On the heels of last week’s successful TechEd 2008 for Developers, SQL Server 2008 was again well received at the second half of TechEd 2008 devoted to IT Pros. Over 8,786 customers, partners, press, and staff attended last the IT Pro week long event. Microsoft Senior VP of Server & Tools Bob Muglia kicked off...Read more

SQL Server 2008 RC0 Available for Everyone 

Today at TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Bob Muglia, Microsoft Vice President of Server and Tools, announced that SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) has been made available for public download. As previously announced, RC0 marks the final public release before SQL Server 2008 RTMs in Q3 of this year, so we encourage everyone to...Read more

SQL Server 2008 Launch – 10:30am 2/27/2008 

The rest of the keynote focused on the 2 remaining pillars of launch – BI & Web. In the BI demo – we focused on the integration of our BI tools with Office. We showed the new Report Designer – with the office interface that allows you to modify reports in an office environment, new...Read more

SQL Server 2008 Launch – 8:00am PST 2/26/2008 

Its 8:00am PST 2/26/2008, we are less than 24 hours from the SQL Server 2008 launch. Its going to be the culmination of efforts of several hundred people across Microsoft to make this a reality. Keep in mind that LA is just the kick off of a global series of events – over 220 with...Read more