Release of SQL Server 2005 May Slip Again

October 25, 2004

[From Computerworld]

Microsoft last week confirmed that the shipment date for its long-awaited SQL Server 2005 database could slip slightly beyond the target of the first half of 2005 that the company set earlier this year when it delayed the upgrade for the third time.

In a product update sent to beta testers via e-mail on Oct. 15, Paul Flessner, senior vice president of server applications at Microsoft, said that the third beta release of SQL Server 2005 remains on track for the first quarter of next year and that the commercial release is expected during the summer.

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