Windows Server 2008 VS 2008 SQL 2008 Launch Day - Q&A

Today is the start of Launch Day. BillG will do the start in LA.  Then our team will carry that out to 62 other cities around the US.  I thought about what to blog about today.  If you want to watch it live go to www.heroeshappenhere.com There you can also register for your local event […]

Today is the start of Launch Day. BillG will do the start in LA.  Then our team will carry that out to 62 other cities around the US.  I thought about what to blog about today.  If you want to watch it live go to www.heroeshappenhere.com There you can also register for your local event or try this new VLE(Virtual Launch Event) I will be helping with that tomorrow.  VLE has a great Q&A info so I thought that would be good to post here.  My first IN-PERSON event will be next Tuesday March 4th in San Antonio, TX. Go vote, and then come see me present on Windows Server 2008.

Heroes Happen Here Virtual Launch Experience (VLE)
Frequently Asked Questions

In this document:

GENERAL LAUNCH QUESTIONS

Q. Where can I get press information for the Heroes Happen Here launch?

A. Please see http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/HHHlaunch/default.mspx

Q. Tell me more about the Heroes Happen Here launch activities

A. Find out more about the Heroes Happen Here launch, the launch products, worldwide activities, training & how you can get involved at http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/default.mspx

Q. I attended the LA launch event and have questions about the Launch Events kit

Or – how do I redeem the vouchers I got at a launch event?

A. Please see http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/faq.mspx

Q. How can I get the software?

A. One way to get the software is to attend a participating launch event since all event attendees at participating locations are eligible to receive an event kit (subject to availability). See http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/register/default.mspx for a list of events near you.

Product specific: Windows Server 2008

I installed Windows Server 2008 RC1, how do I obtain the final release version?

Please see http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx

I installed Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Beta, how do I obtain the final release version of Hyper-V?

Microsoft plans on making the final release version available through Windows Update www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com. Customers who have editions of Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Beta, will be able to download the final release version of Hyper-V to update their copy(ies) of Windows Server 2008 at no additional cost.

Product specific: Visual Studio 2008

How can I get Visual Studio 2008?

Try Visual Studio 2008 free for 90 days at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/products/cc268305.aspx

Product specific: SQL Server 2008

I installed SQL Server 2008 CTP 5.0, how do I obtain the final release version?

Get the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008 CTP 6.0 at: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx

The final release version will be available at www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/default.aspx once released.

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