If you’re willing to sit through a Microsoft product launch, you can snag yourself free copies of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and the CTP (Beta) of SQL Server 2008! Yes friends, Microsoft recently started this product launch site where you can sign up for an event in your area. I’ve been to several Microsoft product launches over the years. And while it’s just a trade show where Microsoft beats into your head how good their products are, I have gone away with useful information about new Microsoft products… “such as Local Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007!”
Anyway, pick your closest venue and check it out. At the end of the day, you’ll get free copies of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and (sadly) a public beta of SQL Server 2008. Enjoy!