Microsoft’s Dan Jones wants your opinion. Right now, here’s the status of the next version of SQL Server:
The current support matrix for OSes is as follows:
- Windows Vista SP2 or later
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
- Windows 7 SP1 or later
The installer is going to block installation on unsupported OSes and it will block unsupported upgrade paths. If the current support matrix for OSes, the current support matrix for upgrade, or the installation blocks will delay your adoption of of SQL Server called “Denali”, please provide this feedback to us!
You can provide feedback on his blog post. I know there’s a lot of companies out there who’ve decided to stay on Windows XP, and this can be an issue if you’re developing apps that run on local copies of SQL Server like Express. Now’s your chance to have your voice heard.