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SQL Server 2005

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft SQL Server

What End of Support for SQL Server 2005 Means for You

Don’t Put Your Data at Risk

by Lane Shelton | 03.01.16

For five years, Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005 has been in its extended support phase, but its end of life is near, which can pose security risks to an organization. The primary risk to not upgrading before the deadline is that there will be no more updates or security hot fixes. “Unless the organization has a costly support contract with Microsoft, they’re on their own when it comes to updates and protection,” said Steve Ragan, senior staff writer for CSO Online.

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File Server

SQL Server End of Life Perspective

This Could Be the Most Critical Event in Your Microsoft Ecosystem

by Rick Sabarese | 02.10.16

Extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ends April 12, 2016, but SQL Server 2016 will deliver big changes to performance enhancements.

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End of the Road for SQL 2005

So Long SQL 2005

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

by Rick Sabarese | 02.08.16

On April 12, 2016 Microsoft will officially kill off SQL Server 2005, and while the relational database management system has had a very good run—IDC estimates 800,000 servers are still running SQL Server 2005—enough is enough already. The world has changed drastically over the last decade and Redmond’s Database Management System (DBMS) must make way for the next generation. With explosive data growth, new data types, new demands, and new threats, business as usual is not an option.

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