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Microsoft SQL Server Case Study

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19 September 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Case Study


Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server® is a market leading enterprise level database solution used by any a large number and variety of applications on which to host their databases and store their data.  Microsoft SQL Server is an incredibly powerful, scalable and robust solution, however it is it’s robustness that often leads customers into a false sense of security.

Microsoft SQL server - protect yourself from the issues

As with anything in life, things can go wrong, and this is true with SQL Server.  Your valuable data can be lost for a number of reasons such as hardware failure, theft, fire, flood, user error etc. and so it is worth planning for such events to make recovery as painless as possible.

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SQL Server 2016 General Release

Microsoft Announce General Release of SQL Server 2016

SQL has long been the go-to database platform providing market leading security and Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities. Now Microsoft have released SQL Server 2016, which is packed full of new features. As a company specialising in business management software (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics® NAV) with SQL databases at their core, our focus is on the real world benefits to people trying to manage their business systems. Here we will look at some of the key features. 

SQL Server 2016: Everything Built In

The reality of The Internet of Things

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SQL Server 2005 Support Ends April 12th

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04 April 2016

SQL Server SQL Azure Support


As of the April 12th 2016, Extended support for Micrsoft SQL Server® 2005 ends.  Of course, this does not mean it will just stop working, so what are the implications of running an unsupported version of SQL Server?

Support Lifecycle Options

Let us first look at the 2 levels of support offered on by Microsoft in their Support Lifecycle – Mainstream Support and Extended Support.

Mainstream Support

This applies to the first 5 years (typically) of a products life, and inculdes:

  • Product change requests
  • Security Updates
  • Ability to request non-security hotfixes
  • Incident Support

Extended Support

This applies to the next 5 years (typically) of the products life and includes pretty much only security hotfixes and paid support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 End of Life

What Does No Support Mean?

When SQL Server 2005 leaves extended support, there will be no security or compliance updates, and no back up from Microsoft to your partner should there be an issue that the

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