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Steve Ballmer on stage now...

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    scobleizer

    Steve Ballmer is on stage now during the launch events for SQL Server, Visual Studio, and BizTalk. You can listen in here.

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    Larsenal

    Typical ballmerism so far.  Is he shouting at me?  Wink

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    CRPietschma​nn

    Who's this Steve Ballmer guy?  j/k...


    Download FREE VS '05 and SQL '05 Express Edistions here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

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    MisterDonut

    Larsenal wrote:
    Typical ballmerism so far.  Is he shouting at me? 


    Look out for flying chairs.. Smiley

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    MisterDonut

    Seriously,

    Can you install SQL Server 2005 side-by-side with SQL Server 2000?


    I know VS Studio 2005 can't be side-by-side with VS 2003... Sad

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    eagle

    Steve Ballmer in his Live Keynote from San Francisco just said that Visual Studio Express and SQL Express are avabile as a FREE DOWNLOAD

    So what are you waiting for? Go get'em!

    Microsoft Joins Customers and Partners to Launch SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006
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    dahat

    MisterDonut wrote:
    I know VS Studio 2005 can't be side-by-side with VS 2003...


    Oh? I've been running that way since beta 2 on multiple machines.

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    MisterDonut

    I don't remember whom, but I remember being told not to do that..  Hmm. Have to try it.

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    mawcc

    MisterDonut wrote:

    Seriously,

    Can you install SQL Server 2005 side-by-side with SQL Server 2000?


    I know VS Studio 2005 can't be side-by-side with VS 2003...



    Both run side-by-side without any problems. Make sure to create a new instance of SQL Server when installing SQL 2005. Specifying the SQL 2000 instance will upgrade it to SQL 2005.

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    arsonist

    Could you please post which version of VS you get at the launch event?  The launch web sites are lacking in detail.  TIA....

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    TommyCarlier

    You get the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, and the SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition.

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    W3bbo

    TommyCarlier wrote:
    You get the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, and the SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition.


    To great disappointment, originally it was said we get Professional.

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    MisterDonut

    Don't those of us that went to PDC get copies of them too? Can't remember..

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    TomasDeml

    Quite good launch...I especially enjoyed the girl/woman presenting the club starter kit...Big Smile

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    Manip

    Tell us about it seven minutes after its started... No wonder I missed it... Perhaps a couple of hours warning?

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    Cybermagell​an

    Free for one year? What's up with that? Are they going to release another version after a year and disable these versions?

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    TomasDeml

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    Free for one year? What's up with that? Are they going to release another version after a year and disable these versions?


    FAQ wrote:

    11.    You said “free for one year” — what does that mean, exactly? Will you be charging for this later?
    We originally announced pricing of Visual Studio Express at US$49. We are now offering Visual Studio Express for free, as a limited-in-time promotional offer, until November 6, 2006. Note that we are also offering SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as a free download, and that this offer is not limited to the same promotional pricing period as Visual Studio Express.

    12.     Do customers who acquire the Visual Studio Express products during the free promotional pricing period have to pay after the first year if they want to continue to use them?
    If you acquire Visual Studio Express products within the one-year promotional period, you will enjoy the rights granted in the applicable license at no cost for the term of that license.


    Answer yourself Big Smile

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    scobleizer

    Manip wrote:
    Tell us about it seven minutes after its started... No wonder I missed it... Perhaps a couple of hours warning?


    Sorry, the recording will be up at 1 p.m.

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