I am currently in the process of purchasing a copy of windows server and sql server and attaching it to an existing network. The existing network has windows server 2003 and sql server 2005 machines.
We would like to keep the network consistant with the same versions and we are attracted by the new features of 2008.
Are there any issues now and into the future regarding availability, support and compatability.
Thats is, is it still possible to aquire sql server 2005 and windows server 2003? and if so will we microsoft still support those products and for how long.
Will there be compatability issues with Visual Studio 2008?
Are there compatability issues between sql server 2008 & windows server 2008 and sql server 2005 and windows server 2003?
Thank you in advance