That's a juicy rumor. There's been a lot of posts about SQL 2008. It's the last of the next big dev things for 2008 from Microsoft based on the Heroes Happen Here and it's the one piece that I've been waiting for before doing any real production testing.
SQL Server 2008 to ship next week? > > SQL Server Blog by Jason Massie
Looking forward to it - and if the rumor is true, Congrats SQL Team!