Microsoft’s SQL Server development team learned a hard lesson from its work on SQL Server 2005: customers do not want to wait five years for an upgrade. From now on, a new development regime called the Software Reengineering Initiative will ensure that releases ship every two years whether new features are ready or not, said Mark Souza, who heads the SRI team.
Microsoft: No More Five-Year Waits for SQL Server
Submitted by Ian Phillipe 2005-11-17 Microsoft 10 Comments
“whether new features are ready or not,”
Now that truley defines the upgrade treadmill!