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    Anyone knows about SQL Server Release date?
    Friday, August 1, 2008 7:21 PM

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  • These types of threads tend to get messy, so I'll just say what some of the folks at MS have said.

     

     Buck Woody - MSFT wrote:

    Ha!  Well, I'd love to tell you a date - but the truth is that the dates only "firm up" as we do massive amounts of testing. All the way until "the date", whenever that is, something can change based on a test. Since we're Microsoft, anytime we make a statement about a date and it changes - even by a few minutes - we hear "There goes Microsoft again - missing their dates".

     

    So the point is, we'd rather get it to you "right" than on a set date. We just won't give a firm day or date until we're ready. There's nothing sinister or hidden here, no one is keeping things from the public  - it's ready when it's ready. Does that make sense?

     

    Thanks -

     

    Buck Woody, SQL Server Program Manager

     

     Richard Waymire [MSFT] wrote:
    It might behoove you to walk into building 35 and look at the date on the
    poster at the entrance.... it's not THAT big a secret....
    We are very very close to being done.

     


     

    Friday, August 1, 2008 7:49 PM
  • SQL 2008 was released yesterday.
    http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/how-to-buy.aspx

    It can be downloaded on MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Subscriber Downloads. Either search for SQL Server 2008 or navigate under Servers then to SQL Server 2008.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 5:46 PM

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  • These types of threads tend to get messy, so I'll just say what some of the folks at MS have said.

     

     Buck Woody - MSFT wrote:

    Ha!  Well, I'd love to tell you a date - but the truth is that the dates only "firm up" as we do massive amounts of testing. All the way until "the date", whenever that is, something can change based on a test. Since we're Microsoft, anytime we make a statement about a date and it changes - even by a few minutes - we hear "There goes Microsoft again - missing their dates".

     

    So the point is, we'd rather get it to you "right" than on a set date. We just won't give a firm day or date until we're ready. There's nothing sinister or hidden here, no one is keeping things from the public  - it's ready when it's ready. Does that make sense?

     

    Thanks -

     

    Buck Woody, SQL Server Program Manager

     

     Richard Waymire [MSFT] wrote:
    It might behoove you to walk into building 35 and look at the date on the
    poster at the entrance.... it's not THAT big a secret....
    We are very very close to being done.

     


     

    Friday, August 1, 2008 7:49 PM
  • SQL 2008 was released yesterday.
    http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/how-to-buy.aspx

    It can be downloaded on MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Subscriber Downloads. Either search for SQL Server 2008 or navigate under Servers then to SQL Server 2008.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 5:46 PM