Apr 11, 2014
It's 2014. SQL Server 2000 is 14 years old, but there are still quite of you managing instances. SQL Server 2005 is 9 years old, and I'm sure more of you still deal with that version. I know because I work for a software vendor and I'm constantly asked if our software will run against those two versions of SQL Server.
For many of you, however, if you're managing a SQL Server 2000 instance, it might only be 9 or 10 years old. Your company might still have been installing SQL Server 2000 in the year 2005. The same is true for SQL Server 2005. I wouldn't be surprised to find companies still installing 2005 instances in 2008 or even 2009.
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