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Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2005; So what’s next ?


With just less than a year from now, precisely April 12, 2016, Microsoft will officially stop rendering support to the SQL Server 2005. So if you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure. The SQL Server 2005 database application which is already over a decade since it was initially and fully released has enjoyed wider usage from basic application developers to core software programmers.

Microsoft_SQL_Server_2005_endingThe question now is what will be the next way out? And that should a question that need not ask in the first place, move to over to next higher and stable version, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014. So within the next one year, one should have fully planned and migrated to next higher or another higher version.

Now’s the time to start planning! It’ll ensure that you’re able to make the move in time. Plus, Microsoft is ever ready and available to help you in that process by hooking you up with free resources to make your migration as easy as can be and upgrading.

How to upgrade to SQL Server 2014

Whether on your own or with the support of a partner, we have the resources you need to plan a successful upgrade.

  • Read the SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Technical Guide
  • Inventory your assets with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • Install the SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Advisor
  • Download the Azure SQL Database Migration Wizard
  • Contact a Microsoft partner to help with your upgrade
  • Nominate 3rd-party applications running on SQL Server 2005 for the ISV Upgrade program

Conclusion: In conclusion, visit the Microsoft SQL Server 2005  Upgrade Page for procedural steps and linkU

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