Time For The Long, Long Deinstall/Reinstall Process

Two huge releases from Microsoft were RTMd today, andwere immediately made available on MSDNSubscriber Downloads: SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio2005. This is very good news, and delivering over a week beforeexpectations is a wonderful PR move (although, to be fair, in thegrand scheme of things they’re both terribly late).

While their application servers are encountering some loadissues, I managed to download both of those products (coming in at2.7GB each) in about 2 and a half hours on a home cable modemconnection (Cogeco is a great provider). Microsoft must have someincredible bandwidth feeding Redmond.