Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer treads the boards at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco for the rocking launch of the long-awaited updates to SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.
The event, which took place Nov. 7, 2005, also featured the introduction of BizTalk Server 2006.
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