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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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NTT Docomo uses SQL Server to handle billing system traffic data and improve customer service

To invest in the data platform technology that will serve the future of your business and allow it to grow, it’s crucial to have a deep understanding of the data driving your business strategy, as well as the data that will let you deliver on that strategy. This distinction is subtle, but important. A recent...

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