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May 9, 2007

Microsoft promises SQL Server Katmai for 2008

Posted by David Hunter at 1:54 PM ET.

Microsoft today confirmed the popular suspicion that Katmai, the next version of SQL Server, will ship in 2008. Feature details are currently sparse, but one interesting aspect is that Microsoft is acquiring SoftArtisans Inc.’s OfficeWriter for managed report authoring in Microsoft Office with Katmai. Microsoft’s Russell Christopher suggests that “this is a huge win for folks who want to render reports to Word and/or use the lighter-weight Excel rendering extension SoftArtisans has created.”

Update: Also mentioned was Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 which is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2007.

Filed under Acquisitions, Coopetition, Katmai, Microsoft, PerformancePoint Server, SQL Server, Servers, SoftArtisans

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2 Responses to “Microsoft promises SQL Server Katmai for 2008”

  1. CTP of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 released -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] The final release is expected in the second half of 2007. Scorecard Manager 2005 is being subsumed by this release of PerformancePoint. Filed under Office, Beta and CTP, Scorecard, Microsoft, PerformancePoint Server [...]

  2. What’s late and what’s not -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] On the flip side of the coin, Mary Jo Foley reports that despite the big launch in February, SQL Server 2008 (formerly Katmai) won’t be released to manufacturing until 2Q08. That’s in line with Microsoft’s past promises which were suitably vague. The third amigo, Visual Studio 2008 (formerly Orcas) had no promised date and we have no inkling of actual code release. [...]

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