SQL Server 2000 Support Ending

Almost 13 years after it was released on 30th November 2000, SQL Server 2000 will be coming out of extended support from the 9th of April 2013 (next week). This means that SQL Server 2000 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. To find out more about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle refer to here. What…


SQL Server 2005 Users

SQL Server 2005 SP2 support will be retired on the 12th January 2010. Now is a good time to start planning upgrades of applications to SQL Server 2005 SP3 or SQL Server 2008 (were possible). Link: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=sql+server+2005&Filter=FilterNO


Guest Failover Clustering now supported for virtualised SQL Server

Just in case you missed it!!! Microsoft Support announced an update to the SQL Server virtualisation support policy.   Guest Failover Clustering is supported for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 in a virtual machine for Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and SVVP certified configurations provided both of the following…