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Planning an efficient upgrade from SQL Server 2005: Step 3 of 3

Step 3: Identify your upgrade strategy As the end-of-support deadline for SQL Server 2005 draws near (April 12, 2016), you are probably starting to think about your upgrade strategy. Upgrading SQL Server is a multistage effort that takes time. Planning your SQL Server upgrade early will help you save money and prevent unnecessary business interruptions....

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Planning an efficient upgrade from SQL Server 2005: Step 1 of 3

Step 1: Discover what’s in your database environment Upgrading a database can seem daunting. Fortunately, Microsoft offers exceptional tools and support to help you smoothly upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Azure SQL Database before the end-of-support deadline on April 12, 2016. In this series of three blog posts, we’ll...

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

Now’s the perfect time to deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Sure, it enables faster data processing and performance, but that’s just the beginning. If ensuring business-critical performance, maintaining security and compliance, and optimizing your data infrastructure are important to you, Microsoft has the tools and resources to support your migration from SQL Server 2005.  ...

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SQL Server 2005 support ends April 2016. Are you ready?

Don’t get caught off-guard. Upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 helps you maintain security and compliance, gain faster data insights, and optimize your data infrastructure—all using familiar tools you already know and trust. Be prepared when extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends. Protect your data with a thoughtful upgrade plan and mitigate cost and...

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