SQL Server 2005 End of Life resources

Received an email today from Microsoft with some useful links and resources.

 

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ended on April 12, 2016, which means you’ll no longer get security updates and hotfixes and could be at risk of data vulnerabilities.
Upgrade now to get the speed, productivity, and cost benefits of SQL Server 2014. Using familiar, trusted tools you can:

Achieve mission-critical performance.

Help maintain security and compliance.

Gain data insights faster.

Optimize your data infrastructure.

If you haven’t yet made the move, get started today—our resources will help you identify older versions of SQL Server running in your datacenter, review your upgrade options, and upgrade to a modern database that works for you.

Discover—Review your current IT infrastructure using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.

Target—Learn more about your upgrade options with our decision tool.

Upgrade—Use these resources to begin your upgrade:

SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Advisor

SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Technical Guide

Read more about our commitment to industry leading technology—see what’s coming up in SQL Server 2016.
Contact Microsoft or a partner for help today.

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