The following timeline summarizes the development history of SQL Server:

—   1987 Sybase releases SQL Server for UNIX.

—   1988 Microsoft, Sybase, and Aston-Tate port SQL Server to OS/2.

—   1989 Microsoft, Sybase, and Aston-Tate release SQL Server 1.0 for OS/2.

—   1990 SQL Server 1.1 is released with support for Windows 3.0 clients.

—   Aston-Tate drops out of SQL Server development.

—   1991 Microsoft and IBM end joint development of OS/2.

—   1992 Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 for 16-bit OS/2 1.3 is released.

—   1992 Microsoft and Sybase port SQL Server to Windows NT.

—   1993 Windows NT 3.1 is released.

—   1993 Microsoft and Sybase release version 4.2 of SQL Server for Windows NT.

—   1994 Microsoft and Sybase co-development of SQL Server officially ends.

—   Microsoft continues to develop the Windows version of SQL Server.

—   Sybase continues to develop the UNIX version of SQL Server.

—   1995 Microsoft releases version 6.0 of SQL Server.

—   1996 Microsoft releases version 6.5 of SQL Server.

—  1998 Microsoft releases version 7.0 of SQL Server.

—   2000 Microsoft releases SQL Server 2000.

—  SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 – Release date: June 12, 2001

—  SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 – Release date: November 30, 2001

—  SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 – Release date: January 17, 2003

—  SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a – Release date: May 19, 2003

—  SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 – Release date: May 6, 2005

—   2005 Microsoft releases SQL Server 2005 on November 7th, 2005.

—  SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 – Release date: March 18, 2006

—  SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2  – Release date: March 5, 2007

—  SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 – Release date: December 15, 2008

—   2008 Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008 RTM on August 2008.

—  SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 – Release date: August 27  2009

—  SQL Azure

—  Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM on April 21, 2010.

—  SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 – Release date: September 29  2010

—  SQL Server 2011, Code name Denali CTP1 Release date: November 8, 2010

—  SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 – Release date: December 17, 2010

 

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Rakesh Mishra

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