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2008 to RTM next week

Windows Server 2008, that is.


Windows Server 2008 (and Vista Service Pack 1) are slated to release to manufacturing (RTM) on Feb. 6, according to several sources. That gives the company plenty of time to churn out disks for distribution at the event, which Microsoft executives have characterised as the company's "biggest enterprise launch ever."

The early February RTM means that the long-awaited server operating system will be available for the big event. Visual Studio 2008 is already out. Microsoft last week said SQL Server 2008 has slipped into the third quarter. Previously, the company said the database would be available in the second quarter. Microsoft has also promised to deliver its new database release in 36 to 48 months going forward. SQL Server 2003 shipped in November of that year."

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Published Jan 31 2008, 05:52 PM by JasonMassie
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Jason is a SQL Server Consultant for the professional services organization of Terremark (Formerly Data Return LLC) where he has worked for the last 8 1/2 years. Jason is an MCITP Database Administrator\Database Developer as well as an MCDBA on 7.0 and 2000. You can read his blog at He lives in Irving, TX. He enjoys time with his wife and three daughters as well as making electronic music. He can be reached at or
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