Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is late. Hardly unusual or perhaps even surprising given the complexity of these things. Microsoft is nowadays even trying to be pretty transparent about such things, blogging about changes to important roadmaps and so on. However, Francois Ajenstat’s announcement that SQL Server has slipped was more opaque than usual and quite frankly somewhat hard to understand. Enough so that Phil Factor wrote very funny reply to the market-speak of Francois Ajenstat. A must read.