SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) Launch – Feb 27th 2008

According to a recent Microsoft Press Release the launch date for SQL Server 2008 will be 27th February 2008 in LA.  In addition, Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) and Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) will be launched at the same time and will kick off a whole series of marketing focused launch events around the world.

No news on the RTM release yet although word on the street suggests that Visual Studio 2008 will be released before the end of this year !!  Now we are now in July, the start of Microsoft Fiscal Year 2008, can we expect the RTM release of SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 before July next year ?  If not, surely they should be called SQL Server and Windows Server 2009 !?