Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is coming next year, and the good news is that the database's price will not change.
Ted Kummert, corporate vice president for the data and storage platform, announced this news to the 2,000 delegates at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, as reported by PC World.
The per-processor retail pricing of SQL Server 2005 is US$24,999.
What I find interesting is the fact that more than half of the database's users have yet to migrate to the 2005 version. Microsoft considers SQL Server 2005 a stepping stone to SQL Server 2008. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is slated to ship between April and June 30, 2008.
Do you use Microsoft's flagship database product? What are your upgrade plans for Microsoft SQL Server?
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.