January 2008 - Posts
Microsoft has announced Friday that it will delay the release of SQL Server 2008 to the third quarter of 2008. Microsoft has further stated that they are still dedicated to releasing their database software application within 24 to 36 months after its predecessor, SQL Server 2005. This means that the "Heroes Happen Here" event to launch the 2008 platform on February 27th will include Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and a "feature complete" preview for SQL Server 2008.
Still, if you're one of 100,000 people who downloaded the CTP and would like to learn more, you can register to a virtual event in Birmingham UK and use the material out there to get some practice.
A virtual event for SQL Server 2008 will be held on January 24th. The lectures on BI are:
- Reporting Services with SQL Server 2008 + Integration with MOSS
- Getting a Handle on Data Cleansing in SSIS
There are more lectures for developers, including one by Itzik Ben Gan who founded and manages the Israeli SQL Server and OLAP Users Group. So don't forget to sign up for the event!
If you were wondering where to turn to check on your latest SQL Server question, then wonder no more!
MSDN and TechNet are now linked for all their information regarding SQL Server. I like it best when I don't have to choose ;)
Yes, you read it right! You have a chance to start 2008 with a free LINQ book. The book is based on version beta 1 and even has a site with samples for you to download. The download of the book itself requires registration with your Hotmail account, but gives you access to chapters to books about ASP.NET Ajax and Silverlight. Enjoy!