July CTP for SQL Server 2008 – includes date & time

This is excellent news. I’ve been looking forward to these features for ages. Because I live in a place that’s on the half hour (Adelaide is GMT+0930) and has daylight savings opposite to the northern hemisphere (spending Christmas ahead an hour, not July), I’ve been particularly keen on the new datetimeoffset type.

There is a great page showing which features have been added to this CTP, at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5470. And you can download the latest CTP from http://connect.microsoft.com/sql.

Considering that the product release date is set to February 27, 2008 – less than 7 months away, I want all the features to appear as soon as possible, so I can present on them to my user-group, at Code Camps, etc.

2 thoughts on “July CTP for SQL Server 2008 – includes date & time

  1. Rob,

    No release date has been announced for SQL Server 2008. The date you mention is when the “launch” events begin for Microsoft’s three 2008 server product releases, which will be released in 2008. SQL Server 2008 will not be released until after this launch date.

    Steve Kass
    SQL Server MVP

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