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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 21. Deprecation feature

Cristian Lefter

With every release of SQL Server, new features are added. Also, some features are discontinued or marked as deprecated, which means that they’ll be removed in a future version of SQL Server. Starting with SQL Server 2008, the deprecation policy is taken very seriously. How seriously? Seriously enough to mention that the first public CTP of the product came with a feature that allows you to monitor usage of deprecated functionality. You may ask yourself: why would I need to track the usage of deprecated features?

Among the possible reasons are the following two:

  • You can obtain greater longevity for an application if you’re an application developer.
  • You can identify possible upgrade problems for ...

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