End of Mainstream support for SQL Server 2005 SP1 and SQL Server 2000 SP4

We would like to remind all customers that Mainstream support for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) and Mainstream support for SQL Server 2005 SP1 will both end on April 8, 2008 (see previous blog).   Microsoft will continue technical support for these versions, which also includes security updates for these Service Packs.  Microsoft is… Read more

SQL Server Support Lifetimes / Customer Actions

This communication answers customer and field questions regarding timeframes for SQL Server support, as well as options available to customers, as of 7/11/2007. Any previous SQL Server versions not listed below, have been and remain out of technical support.   First, some terminology clarifications.   Mainstream Support: Technical Support through Microsoft Customer Support Services. This… Read more