Update BOL to reflect in which version of SQL Server any option(s) is introduced. - by Satish K Sharma

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Opened 12/23/2013 2:04:56 AM
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Hi Team,

I have got a simple suggestion to make about SQL Server BOL. Would it be possible for you guys to update the BOL to have one row which suggest when that particular option/setting was introduced in SQL Server with version/SP level.
To take an example backup compression options, as far as I am aware was not their in SQL Server 2000, introduced in SQL Server 2008 and was only available in Enterprise edition, then become available in standard edition also since SQL Server 2008 R2 and so on. So If you could update SQL Server BOL articles to reflect this info some how, It would be a lot of help for the DBAs given the flurry of updates introduced in last couple of years.
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Posted by Microsoft on 12/23/2013 at 9:41 AM
Great idea. We consider that occasionally, but it's probably impossible for us to do that in the conceptual descriptive topics. As a practical matter that would be hundreds of references to maintain. However, we have changed the Transact-SQL topics to do this. That is, check out the CREATE USER topic at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173463(v=sql.120).aspx. Notice how there is an "Applies to" box in the arguments section. That box lists the version. Hope this helps. At least it's a step in the right direction, though the topics are now just a little bit more complicated for users to understand.