SQL Server 2000 Support Ending

Almost 13 years after it was released on 30th November 2000, SQL Server 2000 will be coming out of extended support from the 9th of April 2013 (next week). This means that SQL Server 2000 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. To find out more about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle refer to here.

What are Your Options?

 If you are still running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 your options are:

  • Upgrade to a supported versions of SQL Server – recommendation would be to move to SQL Server 2012. To assist with this you can utilize the Upgrade Advisor tool available here.
    • One of our partners WardyIT is offering a complimentary upgrade workshop. This upgrade workshop is designed for each organisation to identify and resolve any blockers that are preventing an upgrade from SQL Server 2000 and develop an upgrade roadmap. This complimentary upgrade workshop is available until the 30th of May 2013. To take advantage of this offer and ensure your SQL Server platform is supported contact WARDY IT Solutions today.
  • Run SQL Server 2000 unsupported (not recommended) – or for those critical applications running on SQL Server 2000 look at a custom support arrangement through the Microsoft Premier Support channel.