SQL Server Development History

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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4 Comments on “SQL Server Development History”

  1. SQL is language to work with any Relational DataBase Management System (RDBMS). And SQL Server is one of the RDBMS available in the market.

    HTH.
    Rakesh Mishra

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