Microsoft Struggles To Get Yukon Database Beta Out The Door

May 12, 2003

[From InternetWeek]

Boston -- The clock is ticking on Yukon.

Microsoft has promised the first real beta of its next-generation database for the first half of the year. Depending on how first half is defined, that gives the company just over a month. Company sources said the push is on internally to deliver a beta drop by June 1, just in time for the company's TechEd conference in Dallas.

But "recent metrics show that might not happen," said one insider.

Stan Sorensen, Director of SQL Server Product Management said Microsoft remains on track to ship the Yukon beta in June, but he's not committing to the first of that month.

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