Microsoft announces Ship Date of Next Generation Development Tools

At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Kevin Turner announced the date for the joint launch of SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008! They will all be launched together at an event in Los Angeles on February 27, 2008.

Here's a quick highlight from the press announcement:

In anticipation for the most significant Microsoft enterprise event in the next year, Turner announced that Windows Server® 2008, Visual Studio® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 will launch together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008, kicking off hundreds of launch events around the world. As the next wave of innovation from Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, these three products will provide a reliable and security-enhanced enterprise platform, serve as the foundation for the next generation of Web-based service applications, and broadly support virtualization and business intelligence. Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 represent tremendous opportunities for partners and customers, and as part of the launch wave throughout 2008, Microsoft is planning extensive and far-reaching IT pro, developer and partner outreach, including worldwide training, online and virtual events, as well as myriad resources that will be made available in the coming months to help ensure partners and customers are ready to capitalize on the new benefits offered by these products.

Use these links to learn about what's coming in Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.