I heard that Database Mirroring is going away in SQL Server and Availability groups will be used instead.
My only issue with that is right now Traditional Mirroring doesn't require a cluster. Clusters require domain controller permissions for the Machine accounts($machinename) to create cluster name objects in AD.
If you don't have any control over your domain, and the DC is centrally managed with a huge bureaucratic process to get things done by less-than-qualified Domain Admins, then if we want to use Mirroring for HA, we HAVE to be dependent, on a project basis, with another group to implement clustering as part of Availability Groups.
I would hate to see mirroring go away for this reason.
Can anyone confirm that Database Mirroring is going away, say in 2014 version.....or whatever.