I have seen some comments on the tweet sphere about SharePoint 2010 only being available as a 64 bit application. I don’t have a problem with this for a number of reasons:
Of course SharePoint is built on SQL server but unlike SharePoint SQL Server will continue to be 32 bit as it needs to run on pretty well anything from phones, to netbooks and notebooks and onward to servers and data centres.
Why am I rambling on about SharePoint because along with SQL Server it’s the core of Microsoft’s BI platform,and I’m preparing for a combined SQL SharePoint event of which more later.
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I think it's fair to say Windows 2008 is the last 32bit Server OS. I am sure Windows desktop / mobile chappies would otherwise have something to say! :o)
I believe you're mistaken about SQL Server continuing to run on 32-bit. Microsoft announced at the PDC and in the following blog post that SQL 2008 R2 (to be released in the first half of 2010) will be 64-bit only:
confused that post you refer to is about windows server 2008 r2 and that's my pioitn it is 64 bit only. SQL Server 2008 however needs to run on windows (xp through to 7), and windows mobile.
This is the R2 site http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx#new
and I can find no mention here of 64 bit only