Customers leveraging older releases of Microsofts data platform should be aware of imminent end of support deadlines and act accordingly by upgrading their IT infrastructure to the latest versions of SQL Server. If youre running older releases of Microsofts data platform, the following deadlines should get you up out of your chair and update your IT infrastructure to the latest and greatest SQL Server.
- SQL Server 2008 RTM youve got just 3 months to upgrade to the most recent release, Service Pack 1.
- If you havent upgraded to SQL Server 2005 SP2 then too bad as time has basically ran out.
- SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 support will end January 12, 2010. Thats today and you should upgrade to SQL 2005 SP3 or SQL 2008 SP1 immediately.
- SQL Server 2008 RTM support will end on April 13, 2010 and you should upgrade to SQL Server 2008 SP1