SQL Server 2000. About six month ago on April 9‚ 2013 Extended Support for SQL Server 2000 came to an end. Microsoft no longer provides assisted support‚ security updates or hotfixes for SQL Server 2000 unless a custom support agreement is in place.
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*Total Economic Impact Of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade‚ a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft‚ March 2012 **SQL Server Deployment Planning Services is a Software Assurance benefit. Please find more information about SQL DPS services at www.aka.ms/DeploySQL.
Key resources to help evaluate SQL Server 2012 and plan your upgrade
SQL Server 2012 product information
Tools and upgrade guidelines
SQL Server Deployment Planning Services and Software Assurance