The extended support for Microsoft SQL 2005 is closing in fast. The April 12, 2016 deadline will be your cut off date for making the shift to the Azure SQL Cloud Database or upgrade to the new SQL Server 2014 version. This means that there will be no security updates or upgrades after that date resulting in higher maintenance costs and a less secure and stable business infrastructure.
With just 3 months to go, the alternatives are SQL Server 2014 on-premises or Microsoft Azure SQL Database in the cloud. Upgrade your database today to see dramatic performance gains and new high availability features. Easily scale and onramp to the cloud while maintaining security, support, and compliance.