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The Continuing Saga of Microsoft Releases

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In a previous post I wrote that the release date for Windows Server 2008 (formally “Longhorn”), Visual Studio 2008 (formally “Orcas”) and SQL Server 2008 will be February 27th. Turns out that this release schedule is accurate on average. Visual Studio 2008 will be available to developers three months earlier, at the end of November. SQL Server, on the other hand, will only be available sometime in Q2 2008. The version available at the launch will be a CTP (Community Tech Preview) only. As for Windows Server 2008, since RTM was delayed to the end of 2007 we will have to wait and see.

In the meantime Microsoft’s new hypervisor, previously codenamed Viridian has been officially branded “Hyper-V”. Microsoft also announced that they will create a specialized virtualization product called “Hyper-V Server”. It will be released 90 days after Hyper-V itself and seems to be a stripped-down version of Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition that only includes the virtualization role.

Dan Shappir is responsible for all aspects of product design, software development and maintenance of the Ericom's product lines. Mr. Shappir joined Ericom in 2001 and brings over 15 years experience in computer programming, and in the design and architecture of software products. Mr. Shappir holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science (with honors) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and an M.Sc. in Computer Science (with honors) from Tel Aviv University, Israel. | Ericom Software
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