The end is now: SQL Server 2005
Extended support for SQL Server 2005 has ended
If you are still running SQL Server 2005 after the 12th April 2016, you will no longer receive any security updates from Microsoft. It’s now time to bite the bullet and upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimise your data platform infrastructure. Evaluating the required versions and editions of SQL ensures longer term security, supportability and regulatory compliance, whilst also meeting your individual per-application requirements. This is key to streamlining your SQL estate for license compliance and the avoidance of long term hidden cost. Camwood provide a SQL Consolidation service to discover and assess the complete SQL Server estate to provide the best recommendation for which edition, within which version, on what infrastructure best suits each application’s database.