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Keeping Up Pace

At the moment a lot of DBA’s appear to be struggling with the rapid pace of change with SQL Server. Although change is something that we are all used to in the IT sector, the release pace of SQL Server seems to be gathering momentum. Many organisations are only just starting to adopt SQL Server 2005 and already SQL Server 2008 has been released. Microsoft has recently announced that the SQL Server add-on release, which is currently code-named Kilimanjaro, will be available in the first half of 2010. Close on its heals will be the next release of SQL Server which will be approximately 36 months after the release of SQL Server 2008. Now we all know that release dates can and do slip; however, the fact that there will be three SQL Server releases in the space of four years is a lot of new skills for someone to learn. On top of this, there is the whole cloud computing initiative, which is now in CTP. Are you finding that it is hard to keep pace with the rapid release cycle for SQL Server?
– Peter Ward

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