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June 3, 2008

Gates says goodbye at TechEd08

Posted by David Hunter at 7:00 PM ET.

Bill Gates made a valedictory appearance at this year’s TechEd and along with a Steve Ballmer robot had some some development related announcements:

Not on the formal program was a certain amount of uncertainty over the arrival of SQL Server 2008:

He said Microsoft’s SharePoint Server would become the first Microsoft product to use enterprise search from its Fast Search and Transfer acquisition. The delayed SQL Server will be next. "Think of it as SQL Server, but it’s really Fast," he said.

For all the talk of data services, there was still no date on the next edition of SQL Server. Demonstrating SQL Server 2008, Dave Campbell, from Microsoft’s data storage platform division said SQL Server 2008 would be available in the "next month or two."

SQL Server 2008 is due in 3Q so it is not really past its latest due date. Fast Search & Transfer was acquired by Microsoft in January.



Filed under Acquisitions, Beta and CTP, Bill Gates, Conferences, Coopetition, Executives, Expression Blend, IBM, IE8, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, OS - Server, Office, SQL Server, Servers, SharePoint Designer, Silverlight, Steve Ballmer, Sync Framework, TechEd08, Technologies, Tools, Visual Studio 2008, Windows SharePoint Services

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November 5, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) to RTM in November

Posted by David Hunter at 11:29 AM ET.

Microsoft had promised that Visual Studio 2008 (codename “Orcas”) would be released in 2007 and now the date is sometime this month:

BARCELONA, Spain — Nov. 5, 2007 — Today, during the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007, S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft Corp., announced that Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by the end of November 2007.

Microsoft has made available a high level overview of  the Visual Studio 2008 features, but I like to think of it as the first tool release with complete Vista support including the Cider visual designer.

Additionally Microsoft also announced:

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Filed under .NET FX 3.5, Beta and CTP, Cider, Microsoft, Popfly, Silverlight, Sync Framework, Technologies, Tools, Visual Studio 2008

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