From Windows server 2003 to exchange Server 2003 to SharePoint 2.0 to BizTalk Server 2004, some of the best technology coming out of Microsoft lately has been on the server side. But all of these great server products have one problem: They are standing on an aging, creaky and often damaged base--Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
As the name implies, SQL Server 2000 was released in the year 2000, along with Microsoft's Windows 2000 and Office 2000. New versions of SQL Server's competitors were also released at that time, but they--and pretty much every other product released in 2000--have been upgraded in the four years since. Every product, that is, except SQL Server 2000.
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