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Microsoft Ships New SQL Server 2008 Preview

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Microsoft (Quote) this week shipped the second preview version of SQL Server 2008, and company officials said that the product is on track for release in the second quarter of next year.

Microsoft released the first community technology preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 on June 4 at its TechEd conference and is shooting to issue a new CTP approximately every 60 days, Francois Ajenstat, director of SQL Server marketing, told Internetnews.com.

The company is using the CTP process instead of a more formal beta test cycle for SQL Server 2008. By the schedule, a third CTP is targeted to ship roughly 60 days from now, and that would put a fourth CTP at about the end of the year.

SQL Server 2008 will be launched at a Los Angeles gala, along with Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, on February 27, 2008. But it won't actually ship until weeks later, according to the current roadmap.

"The last CTP will be released around the 'launch' [gala] time frame," Ajenstat said.

This article was first published on InternetNews.com. To read the full article, click here.

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