SQL Server 2005 popularity

Last Post 26 Mar 2008 01:58 AM by Lee. 4 Replies.
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Superman_SQL
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31 Jan 2008 08:45 AM
Has most companies migrate to SQL Server 2005 yet? I believe there is a 2008 version coming out or is that just Visual Studio.Net?
SQLUSA
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31 Jan 2008 11:10 AM
Yes,

SQL Server 2008 is coming out in Q3 (tentative).

In my estimate 1/2 of the shops switched. This is a ballpark estimate.

Many IT heads think SQL 2008 is too early. SQL 2010 would have been preferable according to them (5 year cycel)

Kalman Toth, Business Intelligence Architect
SQLUSA: http://www.sqlusa.com/order2005grandslam/

Superman_SQL
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31 Jan 2008 06:19 PM
Thank You for replying to my post SQLUSA and Gunneyk.

SQLUSA, I agree that 2008 is way too early because database migration isn't an easy and cheap investment. I am very close to convince my company to migrate to 2005 and now 2008 is around the corner. Five year cycle sounds good but I guess they are either trying to rake in the $ or they are taking the database platform to a new height.

Gunneyk, Windows 2008? Didn't Vista just came out about 1-2 years ago? Darn, I am still on XP because I heard that XP is one of the best Window OS to stick to. Thank You
SQLUSA
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04 Feb 2008 03:15 AM
Peter,

Here is the issue though.

Every Microsoft meeting I go starting with SQL Server 2005 introduction in November, 2005 in Mandalay Bay, Microsoft execs say: Customer demanded faster ( than 5 years) release cycle and we will plan to comply.....

So who are these demanding customers? Actually I did not meet any so far....

Many (still) 2000 shops will just skip 2005 and go directly to 2008.

Kalman Toth - Database, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Architect
SQLUSA: http://www.sqlusa.com/order2005repo...gservices/ The Best SQL Server 2005 Training in the World!
Lee
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26 Mar 2008 01:58 AM
I see a lot of folks still on SQL 2000, even though mainline support goes away on 4/8/08. I work for a company that has lots of clients; I'd say about 1/2 are not on SQL 2005 and will probably just go directly to SQL 2008.

Lee Everest

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