2008 IT year in pictures: Microsoft launches Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2008
Also in February, Microsoft had its big launch of the year with Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2008. 28 February marked the “largest enterprise launch in company history”, preceded by a comic-book awareness campaign. The vendor held 225 parties and events around the world to celebrate. 4,000 customers and partners attended the LA event, where Steve Ballmer gave the keynote. The new products focus on security, the web, virtualisation and business intelligence.