Betanews bericht dat de final van SQL Server 2000 gisteren in produktie is gegaan (Released to Manufacturers). SQL Server 2000 is het eerste produkt in Microsoft's nieuwe .NET server familie:
Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2000 was released to manufacturers today. According to the press release, some customers have been producing the program as part of an early adoption program for the newest software. SQL Server 2000 is the first in the .NET server family, and will serve as the backbone for future .Net software releases. Paul Flessner, vice president of .NET enterprise servers at Microsoft said "SQL Server 2000 has received unprecedented quality-assurance testing."