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Extended Support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016 - Upgrade Now to Optimize Your Data Platform

In just one short year, on April 12, 2016, Microsoft will be ending extended support for SQL Server 2005. If you are still running this version, now is the time to start planning your migration. Microsoft has tools and resources available to help you make this move.

In its time SQL Server 2005 was a great solution for your departmental and mid-market IT needs. Over the last decade, Microsoft has continued to invest and SQL Server has evolved with more enterprise-level performance and capabilities to support your growing data and business needs. With the advancements in SQL Server since 2005, the benefits of upgrading to a modern data platform far outweigh the costs of maintaining security, continuity and compliance for an out-of-support database. With SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database you can achieve breakthrough performance, higher availability and greater security.

While a year may seem like plenty of time, migrations can take several months. Planning now will ensure you make the move in time.


Read more about SQL Server 2005 end of support on the Official Microsoft Blog and find all of the technical resources you need at Microsoft.com

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