Five months after its official launch, SQL Server 2008 released to manufacturing today.
Microsoft made the announcement this afternoon during a conference call with Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of the data and storage platform division. He touted SQL Server 2008′s out-of-the-box data management and business intelligence capabilities. VARs and customers will also be happy to know that this latest version does not come with a price increase.
Then, at last month’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, corporate vice president Bob Kelly said SQL Server would be on Microsoft’s August price list. But that didn’t necessarily mean it would be available in August, so partners were again left wondering when they’d be able to sell it.
Now they know. And knowing is half the battle.