Microsoft really wants SharePoint users to upgrade to SQL Server 2008, which was released to manufacturing recently. Yesterday, the company’s SharePoint hosting and development blog pointed out that IT admins don’t have to wait for the documentation to do so.
IT administrators typically look for Microsoft’s “supportability statement” document before performing system upgrades. The document for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is currently available, and it includes information about upgrading to SQL Server 2008 that was published on July 31.
The document describes MOSS 2007 hardware and software dependencies, along with precautions on upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008. For instance, you need to have the latest SharePoint service packs in place before installing SQL Server 2008.
“Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports SQL Server 2008,” the document says. “However, you must install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 or later and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 or later before you install SQL Server 2008.”
Source:→ ENT Magazine