Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
SQL Server 2008 RTM Trial Experience went live today, which means anyone can download the SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation edition. The trial can be downloaded from the following links:
For IT Professionals and IT Managers
For Developers and Architects
TechNet provides support resources for IT Professionals and MSDN provides support resources for developers. Both sites provide access to the same SQL Server 2008 trial software. The difference is that you will receive either IT Pro or developer focused follow-up emails that are designed to enhance your evaluation experience.