It came up on me fast. Mainstream support ends tomorrow for SQL Server 2000. There is still a lot of SQL Server 2000 out there running. Customers still can get support with a price. As I do my speaking engagements, I always ask the audience how much SQL 2000 is still LIVE in their production environments. It is still currently over 50% from my unscientific reading of the audiences. The question that many people have asked is "Should I Upgrade Now to 2005 or wait for 2008?". While the ultimate answer is "It depends", it looks like a lot of people are still comfortable waiting for 2008. I still run into a customer with 7.0 or even an occasional 6.5 running. With the launch parties of SQL Server 2008 already going on, there are a lot of great reasons to upgrade to the 2005/2008 generation of database, but SQL Server 2000 can still get the job done in many environments even in its waning moments.
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