Microsoft preps 2008 enterprise launches

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It's no secret: Microsoft loves the enterprise. And while the enterprise might have conflicting feelings about the behemoth from Redmond, there's no doubt that a major product launch is a cause for excitement. 2008 is set to bring Microsoft's largest enterprise rollout yet: Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 will all see public release next year and the company is preparing a massive publicity blitz to accompany the launch. Titled "Heroes Happen Here," the company's advertising campaign will celebrate the everyday heroes that keep IT running around the globe. "This is the largest enterprise launch in our history, and both Microsoft and many of our industry partners are making a significant investment in a worldwide rollout," said Andy Lees, corporate vice president of the Server & Tools Marketing and Solutions Group at Microsoft. Are you planning to deploy Microsoft's 2008 products in your organization? Let us know in the comments.

For more on the company's 2008 lineup:
- see this Ars Technica article