We're getting very close to the final release of SQL Server 2008, and I am pleased to inform you all that as of today the Release Candidate (RC0) version is now available for download. SQL Server 2008 RC0 is available in the following languages:

  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In addition to the product itself, there is also a Feature Pack which contains many useful tools such as the Upgrade Advisor, and the Books Online containing the latest updates to the documentation.

You may also want to review the Readme and Release Notes files to get started as well.

 Entering the home stretch for release -- see you at the finish line!

Tai Yee
SQL Server User Education