Friday, January 8, 2016

Just 100 days left for SQL Server 2005 Support: Time for Version Update

100 days left for SQL Server 2005 support time to update version

Yes, you heard it right! The time has come for you to discard your old SQL Server 2005 and replace it with new versions available in the market. You can either take it as an unfortunate event as you have to crush some money on the latest versions of SQL Server or you can think of it as an opportunity to upgrade your data platform which is your gold mine of information for your business to a new and advanced data platform with better features.

If your business is still running on SQL Server 2005, then my friend, 12th April, 2016 is the day you have to remember from when you no longer be receiving security updates.

What to do now? - Harder Way

In this situation, you don't have to panic. Simply upgrade your SQL Server with other data platforms. You can either choose an updated version of Microsoft SQL Server else you have several other  options listed below:

  1. Heidi SQL
  2. EMS SQL Management Studio for SQL Server
  3. dbForge Studio for MySQL
  4. Toad for SQL Server

  5. LINQPad

What to do now? The Easier Way

The easier way of updating your SQL Server 2005 is to download a 180 days trial of SQL Server 2014 and leave the rest to Microsoft.

Updating your SQL Server 2005 to updated version will help you
• Minimize risk-free operation to business continuity

• Maintain security and compliance
• Optimize your data platform infrastructure

Also, to get guided on upgrade and SQL Server 2005 End of Support, Register for the Webinar to be held on 12th January.

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