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Photos: SQL Server rocks on

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer treads the boards at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco for the rocking launch of the long-awaited updates to SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. The event, which took place Nov.
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Photos: SQL Server rocks on

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer treads the boards at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco for the rocking launch of the long-awaited updates to SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

The event, which took place Nov. 7, 2005, also featured the introduction of BizTalk Server 2006.

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Photos: Want you to want it

The band Cheap Trick served as a warm-up act for Ballmer's rock music-themed unveiling of new enterprise software products from Microsoft.

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Photos: Chips and software, a server duo

Paul Otellini, CEO of chipmaking giant Intel, joined Ballmer on stage to talk about the performance gains that his company and Microsoft have made in taking on Unix and mainframe rivals.

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