I have read this announcement a few times but I am still having trouble believeing my eyes.
“From the blogs we have heard several questions regarding the distribution of software at the events. We know that the Developer and IT Pro communities are eager to get access to the final versions of the products and getting the software into your hands is a priority for us. The Launch Team is pleased to confirm that Special Edition copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 will be made available to everyone who attends the launch events. This is full functional “non-evaluation” software.”
Very cool!! Unfortunately I will be teaching a SharePoint course here in St. John’s on the day of the launch event in Halifax so I will be missing out on all the fun. If you are in any of the major Launch cities, make sure you check this event out. But don’t wait too long to sign up – many launch locations are already booked solid. See schedule here.