April 12, 2016 – Just 1 More Day For Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Rest in peace!

This means there will be no further security updates, increasing the likelihood of added costs to maintain legacy servers against interruptions and intrusions.

SQL Server 2005 support ends April 2016 – Here’s why that’s a good thing

You need to kick things into high gear, as Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2005 on April 12, 2016. The platform has been supported for a decade and Microsoft will no longer be patching the software after this date.

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If you are looking to get out of this situation, Microsoft recommends that you move to SQL Server 2014 or Azure SQL database. If ensuring business-critical performance, maintaining security and compliance, and optimizing your data infrastructure are important to you, Sysfore has the tools and resources to support your migration from SQL Server 2005.

Sysfore offers you a Free Assessment to move your workloads to:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server On-Demand
  • SQL Server as a Service

Now’s the perfect time to deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2014. It enables faster data processing and performance, but that’s just the beginning.

Another update is that Microsoft will be releasing SQL Server 2016 this year but at this time (and it is also headed to Linux), it is not ready for general release and is still in the late-phase testing. You can try out that platform too but only 2014 is considered ‘production grade’.

If after April 12 you are still running SQL Server 2005, the software will continue to function but if any new exploits are found in the software, they will not be patched. In short, by running Server 2005 after this date you are putting your data at risk and more importantly, this software will become a line item on a security audit.

You can leverage Sysfore’s Technical expert in Cloud Databases and Storage by getting your Free Assessment. In addition to this, Microsoft has put together a page providing resources that will be of assistance if you are planning on upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to any other version; you can find that resource here.

Forget to upgrade your database and you’ll get into trouble putting your data at risk!

Call us at +91-80-4110-5555 to book your appointment with Sysfore or mail us at  info@sysfore.com.

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