Today is Microsoft's launch event for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL 2008. If you haven't already signed up, you should do so at Heroes Happen Here. Beside's today's launch in Los Angeles there is a list of cities where the event will take place. There are a number of different track you can attend based on your interests. And the content should also be on-line for a while. The event is free to anyone who registers. Sign up soon - spots are going fast!
SQL 2008 won't be released until the 3rd quarter of this year, but I still plan to attend the launch when it comes to Chicago on March 11th. It's a good idea to get a head start on the new features. I'm still working my way through all the new features in 2005! But the good news is that most, if not all, features introduced in 2005 will stay in 2008. The one noticeable difference is Notifications - that's gone. And I still need to see what happened to the Surface Area tool introduced in the last release.