A. The complete ramifications of this are not yet known, but :-
1. Support for all currently released SQL products/service-packs continues and will not be affected.
2. New service-packs for 6.5 and 7.0 will continue to be produced for Alpha for the time-being.
3. No future new versions of SQL Server will be released on Alpha - i.e. SQL 2000 (Shiloh) will not appear for the Alpha chip.
Applies to SQL Server versions : 4.x, 6.x, 7.0
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