Good-bye Mr. 32-bit – you aren’t big enough for this school yard…
I have been telling clients for the past year that any future hardware they purchase (in relation to SharePoint) should be 64-bit. Why? Because the vNext was going to only be 64-bit; this has been documented in different places but now it’s official.
What I didn’t see coming was that Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) was going to be required, but now that I actually think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Running a 2010 server product on a 2003 server would be silly.
- SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only.
- SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
- SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005.
Get all of the details from the SharePoint Team Blog: