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SQL 2005 End of Life

Don’t Go IT Alone

by Jared Bisbano | 08.03.16

With the end of SQL Server support back in April, it’s time to face the facts: no more feature updates, no more application fixes, and no more security patches or anything else related to SQL Server 2005. It’s over. Kaput. After more than two months now, there’s simply no way more avoiding it—it’s time to upgrade and we can help.

Tags:SQL ServerSQL Server 2005Watch Now


Free SQL Server 2016 Licenses!

Sort Of—Get the Full Story

by Jared Bisbano | 04.21.16

As part of the SQL Server 2016 launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a commercial database promotion that provides customers with free licenses if you are running a competitor’s platform (Oracle, Sybase, SAP Hana). The offer ends on June 30, 2016; however, free is never free. In order to qualify, there is a laundry list of criteria that a company must meet in order to get these licenses. Read on to learn what you can do to qualify for these licenses.

Tags:EnterpriseEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServersSoftware AssuranceSQLSQL ServerSQL Server 2016

Microsoft SQL Server

Life After "SQL-mageddon"

Prepare for Your Migration in Four Steps

by Lane Shelton | 03.10.16

With the official end of life looming (RIP, April 12, 2016) for the up to 2 million-plus servers running some form of Microsoft’s popular relational database management system, SQL Server 2005, putting in place a migration plan is not optional—it’s a must. For most, staying with Microsoft represents the least painful alternative, although this is not without its challenges. In addition to the current successor, SQL Server 2014, other options include SQL Server 2012, the eventually-to-be-released SQL Server 2016 or Azure SQL Database (cloud). Read on for the four steps to a successful SQL migration that should be top of mind.

Tags:AzureMicrosoftSQL ServerSQL Server 2005SQL Server 2014

Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Migration

Out with the Old: Support Ending for Microsoft Server 2003

Ensure a Smooth Migration to Windows Server 2012

by Bill Virtue | 02.04.15

Tens of thousands of enterprises around the world rely on Microsoft Server 2003 to power their businesses. However, on July 14, 2015, Microsoft officially will end support for Server 2003: no more patches, no more fixes, no more technical help. Got a problem after that date? You’re on your own.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

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