To help you track the use of deprecated features, SQL Server 2008 provides performance counters and trace events. The SQLServer:Deprecated Features object provides the Usage counter and an instance for each deprecated feature. Regarding trace events, the Deprecation Final Support event is logged when you use a feature that will be removed from the next version of SQL Server, and the Deprecation Announcement event is logged when you use a feature that will be removed from a future version of SQL Server