Business Intelligence Pipeline | News | SQL Server 2005 Delayed Again, RTM Reset For Summer
It's hard to be any more sad about this than I am. There's a part of me that is terrified of the many changes in SQL 05 - similar to my, in hindsight unjustified, fears of .NET when it was first touted as a revolution and not the evolution it really was. There's also a part of me excited for SQL 05 to fix the many things I have learned to cope with in SQL 2k.
There is a part of me that is afraid for Microsoft; they have to have SQL 05 it be a very strong DB player - 2k is very successful and even one major glithch could tarnish it for a good year or more and from my job's perspective - as a MSFT partner - that can really impact cutomer tech decisions.
If you read here, they say "before SQL Server 2005 can ship, Visual Studio 2005 and .NET "Whidbey" would have to have shipped" which makes sense - but here it says that Visual Studio 2005 is delayed to September or so - around PDC time.
If you are as excited about VIsual Studio 2005 as I am, you will be very please to read this article the Visual Studo Roadmap this article nicely lays out.
Update: a contact just told me that SQL 2005 released in 2006 is very likely.