UK Launch of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005


As you probably know, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 will be launching worldwide in November (Biztalk Server 2006 is also part of the launch, but we're only announcing Biztalk Server 2006 beta 2, we aren't launching the product at these events).


The registration link for the UK event has just opened so I'd recommend signing up if you're in the UK. It will be a good show: We have some great speakers, very good content, some great giveaways (but I'm not allowed to tell you what they are....) and plenty of razzmatazz.


There are 6 launch events:



  • October 27th: Partner launch with Bill Gates (London)
  • November 7th: Press launch in London
  • November 8th: Main customer launch in Birmingham with Alistair Baker (UK MD) and Andy Lees (Corporate VP Server & Tools)
  • November 15th: Regional launch in central London
  • November 22nd: Regional launch in Harrogate
  • December 7th: Regional launch in Edinburgh

Invites for the partner and press launch are handled separately ie not via the above link.


We'll be reaching many, many thousands of people via these launch events and we're all pretty worked up about it. Hope to see you there!


Comments (3)

  1. Deepesh shah says:

    Just want to let you know that the Registration page is not viewable in FireFox, works fine in I.E

  2. Ian Moulster says:

    Thanks for letting me know Deepesh, I’ll tell the appropriate people

  3. Ian Moulster says:

    I’m told that the problem relates to the way the Firefox handles popup windows. However some work has now been done on the site to allow Firefox to be used, the only remaining issue is that FireFox users cannot display the Description or Speaker Bios.

    They’re working on getting this final piece fixed – but in the interim you should be able to make your booking using Firefox.

    Rgds Ian.

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