I have gotten a number of emails from people through my blog, asking various questions about SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005. While I appreciate getting these questions, please note that the best place for SQL Server support is the SQL Server newsgroups, where the presence of hundreds of extremely knowledgeable people will ensure you get a rapid response to your queries.

The SQL Server 2000 newsgroups are located on the NNTP server msnews.microsoft.com. You will need a newsreader like Outlook Express to browse and post on the newsgroups. The SQL Server folders are in the microsoft.public.sqlserver.* hierarchy.

For SQL Server 2005 Beta support issues, visit the SQL Server 2005 newsgroups at http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?icp=sqlserver2005&slcid=us  [thanks j0ey]