At the Microsoft Worldwide partner conference, Kevin Turner announced the launch date for SQL Server 2008.
February 27 2008 will be the launch date for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008. For more details refer to the transcript of Kevin Turner’s presentation http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/exec/turner/07102007WPCKevinTurner.mspx.
If you have not started to get up to speed with SQL Server 2008 yet then now is the perfect time to download the June CTP from https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395. Or why not check out the series of SQL Server 2008 screencasts at AskaSQLGuru.