Microsoft’s Great Hot Air Launch: Lack of Substance Reaches Heroic Proportions

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heroes.pngFor months Microsoft have been playing up their Heroes launch. Yesterday – 27th Feb 2008 – it finally happened. Huge glitz and glamour with fancy website launches and not much else was the order of the day.

VS2008 is now available for retail purchase, rather than via MSDN. Windows Server 2008 is in its late beta stages. SQL Server 2008 might be released some time this year. They are the three main themes to the heroes promotion. In addition, their virtualization tools are still in beta too. Finally there was a bit of a nod toward “open source heroes” with an “open source” package available that mainly consists of trial versions of Vs2008 and WS2008. Um…