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SQL Server 2016

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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


SQL Server 2016: The Buzz Beyond Security

Key upgrade drivers to consider when planning for life after SQL Server 2005

by Jonathan Clark | 03.08.16

The highlights of the newest version of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 take security and visibility upgrades of earlier versions and move toward availability, simplicity, and consistency. With only a few days to go before the end of support for SQL Server 2005, IT professionals are talking a lot about upgrades. While security is an important factor to consider, other improved features bring a lot to the table for SQL Server 2016 in Microsoft’s quest to meet the needs of today’s modern business.

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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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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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The Fries of Microsoft Licensing

Dishing Out the Details on Software Assurance

by Melissa Curtis | 01.06.16

Would you like some fries with that? It’s a question that most of us have been asked at least one time in our lives. If you’re anything like me, it’s tempting but do you really need it? With Microsoft licensing, a similar question is asked: would you like those licenses with Software Assurance?  Read More for the answer.

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