Systems Engineering and RDBMS

SQL Server 2008: Discontinued & Deprecated Features

Posted by decipherinfosys on August 21, 2008

We have been blogging about SQL Server 2008 right from the early CTP days – we have covered a lot of new features as well as enhancements to the existing features from SQL Server 2005. And now that it is released, it is also important to know which features have been deprecated. You can read more on that in the technet post here and here.  Discontinued means that those features are not available in SQL Server 2008 and Deprecated means that even though those features are still available in SQL Server 2008, they are slated to be removed in the future release(s).

One thing that might surprise some people is the removal of the Surface Area Configuration Tool.  We, though, welcome the change since it is good to have that baked into other management tools and instrumentation which are much more robust than SAC.

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