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I attended the Microsoft Launch Event -- not the XBox, but the new versions of .NET, SQL Server and BizTalk Server -- I can never figure out Microsft's version numbers. The .NET is 2.0, SQL Server is branded 2005 and the latter as 2006.

Considering that Microsoft had the attention of the audience for a whole day, I must say that they didn't utilize it very well. There was too much hype, almost unbearable.

But I am excited about the new possibilities. There is a lot of new stuff and to me it looks like Microsoft has bet much more on these products than meets the eye. Anything less than spectacular success of these products could spell trouble for Microsoft.

Overall, I thought it was a day well spent. Thank you Microsoft, for the free copy of the Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also for breakfast and lunch.

Suggestions on Improvement - The event is like preaching to the choir; so please reduce the hype. "Server too busy" error doesn't go well when you are claiming "high availability".

• I own Microsoft shares, and after this event, I am tempted to buy more.
• I dislike Microsoft --- especially their behavior in the antitrust case.

See Also:
• Microsoft Coterie
• Microsoft and Stuff

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Last Modified: 12/1/2005 1:52:47 AM

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