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SQL Server 2005 GA on Dec. 1

Although formally launched on Monday, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 won't be generally available until Dec. 1.

The product has been available for download by MSDN subscribers since shortly after the release to manufacturing a few weeks ago. MSDN terms prohibit uses other than development and testing.

With the launch on Monday, Microsoft also posted a 180-day evaluation version of SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. The company also handed out copies to launch attendees.

Dec. 1 is the date that the bits are available across all channels, including for download from Microsoft's volume licensing site, according to the Microsoft Web site. The product appeared on some resellers' price lists as early as Nov. 1, but delivery in those cases will also start Dec. 1.

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