Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Launch

With the summer coming to a close and fall upon us so is the Canadian Launch for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005.  We are well into the planning for this year big launch for our Canadian Developers and I was able to squeeze the dates out of the planners early.  The Launch tour may just becoming to a city near you:

Date

City

Venue

November 8

Toronto

Toronto Congress Centre

November 10

Ottawa

Crowne Plaza Ottawa

November 15

Edmonton

SilverCity West Edmonton Mall

November 17

Victoria

SilverCity Tillicum

November 22

Vancouver

Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre

November 24

Calgary

Calgary Stampede & Exhibition Centre

November 29

Montreal

Centre Mont Royal

December 1

Quebec

StarCite Ste-Foy

December 6

Halifax

Empire Park Lane

December 8

Winnipeg

SilverCity Polo Park

 

Our official Launch site our Canadian Developer Community will be at www.microsoft.ca/launch2005 It is not live yet, but it will be shortly so please stay tuned.

To help Canadian Developers get ready for launch you will probably want to get ahold of the Betas to see what all the improvements and innovation that has been added to the .Net Framework 2.0.

1500 SQL beta cd’s available for free (S&H incl.) specifically for Canadians microsoft.com/technet/previewsqlserver2005/default.mspx

VS 2005 beta

http://msdn.microsoft.com/getthebetas/

Once you’ve ordered the latest betas and used it to develop a new business solution, share your story for a chance to win an Xbox. This context closes September 16

www.microsoft.ca/shareyoursuccess

 

Once a week I will try to provide everyone with an early preview of what to expect in Visual Studio.Net 2005 and SQL Server 2005 launch activities and other need to know technical features of the both products.