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Ending Support for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft continues to bring significant new features for SQL Server. Their 2019 version, coming this year, is a good example of their innovation leadership. You can read about many of the features on their website. Microsoft is also reminding people that extended support for version 2008 is expiring soon in July of this year.

We know that upgrading your SQL Server environment is not fun and can have costs associated with it. With that knowledge we attempt to be very slow to require the newer versions (though it’s hard to resist the temptation of the newer features). We’re at the point however, where we need to start communicating sunsetting support for SQL Server 2012. For those still on 2012, we want to give you plenty of time to update. We are planning on dropping support for SQL Server 2012 in Rock version 11.0. While this sounds like a long way away, know that v9 is close to being done and v10 will be a very short development cycle. For your planning we would suggest that you be ready by January 1, 2020.

Are you unsure if this news affects you? Don’t worry, it’s easy to see what version you’re running. The Diagnostics tab of the System Information window tells you what version you have now.