After what seems like years of planning (oh wait, hang on, it has been years of planning), the Heroes Happen Here launch is underway at the Nokia Theater here in Los Angeles.
We have been saying that this is the biggest event for IT professionals and developers that Microsoft has ever hosted, and it certainly seems that way. There is a huge crowd here and this morning the lines snaked all around the LA Convention Center and our registration booths were inundated with customers and partners trying to be part of this historic day. Of course, today is the day we launch Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008, but more importantly, today is the day we celebrate all the individuals around the world who go the extra mile and put in the extra efffort in their daily lives to make I.T. work for the masses. You know them. In fact, you're one yourself - Heroes.
Even if you couldn't make it to LA. yourself, or if you haven't been able to register for one of the other 200+ launch events around the world, check out the Virtual Launch Experience online for an incredibly rich and interactive experience that is almost as good as being here. I'll post further updates later today on some of the launch announcements and cool things that are happening here.
In the meantime, you can read our full launch press release on the Server and Tools Business News Bytes blog, and you can read more detail on these announcements on the following blogs:
Source:→ Windows Server Division WebLog
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