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When does mainstream support end for SQL Server 2005?
To find out when Microsoft ends support for their products use this link here. It ends on the 12th April 2011. You may want to bear this in mind when you decide to upgrade (Its only 3 years away!) SQL Server 2005 will have been available for just over 5 years, SQL Server 2000 will have been available for just under 7 and half years. 8th January 2008.
SQL Server 2008
is released this year (2008). Although SQL Server 2005 was released only 2 and a half (-ish) years ago its time to upgrade already. SQL Server 2008 is being launched on February 27, 2008. 8th January 2008.