This quote from the SQL Server 2008 end of life was given to me by Jeff Schewe of SQL Server 2008 Community. It is a good reminder to me that SQL Server is now over 10 years old and it is going to be here for a long time.
I’m not sure what exactly the SQL Server 2008 end of life is about, but it seems like it applies to SQL Server 2008 as well. As a new SQL Server user, you can no longer use SQL Server 2008 as your data source for several years. This is because SQL Server 2008 is an Enterprise Edition and thus is more likely to have its own support contract and be retired once that contract is up.
SQL Server 2008 was not much more than a “feature”. It did offer a couple of nice enhancements over the past few years in some cases, but it was a huge step backwards in other cases. It was not an evolution in the way that we used to think of SQL Server as a product for enterprise users. It was a step backwards.
This is not to say that we’re done with SQL Server 2008. We have a few more features in the pipeline for it. Some of those features include the use of a graph database, better performance over an object store, and support for many new languages and data types. In the future we’ll support the full set of SQL Server 2008 features natively on the SQL Server 2008 database stack, including performance optimizations.
We’ve been working on SQL Server 2008 for some time now, and we are in the process of adding many of the features that are planned for SQL Server 2008. In other words, we are working on SQL Server 2008. We are not done yet, but we are making significant headway. We are taking a big leap forward in the direction that we hope to take the SQL Server stack.
We are committed to making sure that we continue to support the full set of features that are in SQL Server 2008. In addition to the performance improvements, the SQL Server 2008 database stack is also a big leap forward. In fact, SQL Server 2008 will run on the same hardware and the same features that are already in place on SQL Server 2005.
We have been talking with some of the folks who are working on the SQL Server 2008 stack and we are excited about how it will impact the platform. That we have been working on the end of life of the SQL Server 2008 code is not a surprise as we have been working on that for quite some time.
It’s a lot of effort, and there’s a lot of people involved, but it’s a lot of fun, and we are confident that the end of life of SQL Server 2008 will provide us with plenty of opportunities to show off what we’ve been working on.
The end of life of SQL Server 2008 code will be a huge milestone. We have seen a lot of end of life milestones on the platform over the years with the initial release of SQL Server 2005. The end of life of SQL Server 2008 code will be the final one. We are excited about how this will impact our platform and its community.
The end of life of SQL Server 2008 code is a huge milestone for us. This means that we can finally have a final update to our code and get it out to production with a final fix. Not only do we have a final fix, but we also have a final update of our application that should make it easier for users to use SQL Server 2008.