Yukon Delayed by Integration Issues
Microsoft Corp., citing customer feedback, has delayed the release of the next version of SQL Server, code-named Yukon, until it can be integrated with Visual Studio .Net.Microsoft Corp., citing customer feedback, has delayed the release of the next version of SQL Server, code-named Yukon, until it can be integrated with Visual Studio .Net. Yukon was originally slated for release next spring, but it is now expected to be released to manufacturing in the second half of next year, said officials of the Redmond, Wash., company, speaking from the Tech Ed conference here. A beta will be released this summer, they said. Stan Sorensen, Microsofts director of SQL Server product management, said the product delay is about quality. "The feedback that we have gotten from customers is that they expect a rock-solid release," Sorensen said.
Because Yukon will be tightly integrated with the next version of Visual Studio .Net, code-named Whidbey, the Visual Studio team believed it needed more time. "If [Yukon is] not ready at the end of 2004, well ship it when it is ready," said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of Microsofts Server Platform Division.