I thought you might be interested in a few statistics about the latest release of SQL Server 2008. We still refer to our products with the code names, so you'll still hear us refer to 2K8 as "Katmai".
- Every day we used over 4000 lab machines to execute over 200 lab runs running over 1 Million tests
- The "Engine Stress" team alone executed about 375,000 hours of testing
- Between CTP0 and RC0 we signed off on over 3,000 individual release criteria
- We tested on over 80 clusters in Katmai
OK - it's not a testing issue, but...
We drank 591,360 cans of soda and 8220 cups of coffee. Most of the coffee was mine.