Windows Server 2008 Launch

In a few weeks Microsoft will be releasing and launching its complement of 2008 development and hosting products. As is usual for the software giant, Microsoft will be holding over 200 worldwide events to mark the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

The first of these events will be held in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As a Microsoft Gold Certified web hosting partner, Windows Server 2008 hosting company,, will be in attendance at the event. Mr. Matt Ferrari from will be featured as a Microsoft ”Hero”.

The keynote for the event will be delivered by the first business manager hired by Bill Gates in 1980 – and now serving as Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. According to the current agenda mapped out by Microsoft, the launch event will consist of:

Breakout Sessions – These are essentially classroom sessions to familiarize participants with the new products – Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Hands On Labs – This will give attendees the opportunity to actually try out and test the software with Microsoft experts standing by to help and answer questions.

Microsoft and Partner Pavilions – Displays and information from Microsoft and partner companies that will enhance the software products.

Chalk Talks – A chance for developers and programmers to speak directly with the software engineers who wrote the code.

Ask the Experts – Members of the development team for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 answer any more questions thrown at them.

The launch event runs from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on February 27, 2008. To view details about the launch event or to register, please visit:

Remember, these launch waves will be held in over 200 locations worldwide over the next year. So if you are near any major city, there will be an event coming soon to your area. I’ll be in Los Angeles for this event – so I hope to see you there.

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