Today Windows Server 2008 released to manufacturing and will be available for purchase to new customers on March 1st . This is a critical milestone in our platform strategy as it will bring new levels of security and reliability to both enterprise and Web-based solutions. The combination of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 is a great example of how our platform, by design, is tightly integrated to help IT professionals and development organizations reduce costs, boost efficiency and better align with broader business goals to achieve sustainable strategic advantage. People say this all the time, but the truth is when I talk with customers they often site this as a reality for our offerings. While no company, or stack, is perfect in this regard, we do spend substantial time on this part of our development efforts and core areas like development, management, security just work…and that makes a HUGE difference to all involved. Of course back to the launch…..With only 23 days to go there is a lot of work being done around the world to make this a fun and exciting event for our customers and partners. There is still time to register if you haven’t done so already. As I mentioned last week, we are doing some cool things with this launch including a daily comic strip and a fun video from the Lone Server. As for our products, we getting rave reviews. Check out this on from InfoWorld on Visual Studio 2008.