UK 2008 Microsoft Launch Event

Having taken the day off work, I woke up at 5.30 a.m. (yesterday) to catch the train to Birmingham. It was the official launch event: HEROES happen {here} for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Was rather excited about it. Not sure why they did not have a launch event in London like they did in the 2005 launch event. It would be much easier for us who are around London to attend.

We were given promotional copies of the software which included Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition, a 1 year evaluation license of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Now I can ditch my VS2008 beta and start using the real thing. It is rather good of Microsoft to give away softwares to developers, this way, developers can learn and adopt new technologies more quickly.

UK Launch 2008 (Picture of the exhibition hall at ICC Birmingham taken using my Nokia phone)

If you missed the event, you can still watch the presentations and videos at the Virtual Launch Experience.

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