Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton is the VP and Principal Consultant for Connection’s Microsoft Center of Excellence. He’s dedicated the last 23 years to helping clients build software investments that are strategic, successful and sustainable. When he’s not plumbing the depths of licensing arcana or creating gigantic-yet-somehow-appealing spreadsheets, Lane enjoys VR and old-school PC gaming.

Life After “SQL-mageddon”

With the official end of life looming (RIP, April 12, 2016) for the up to 2 million-plus servers running some form of Microsoft’s popular relational database management system, SQL Server…

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What End of Support for SQL Server 2005 Means for You

For five years, Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005 has been in its extended support phase, but its end of life is near, which can pose security risks to an organization. The…

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SQL Server 2005 End of Life: What’s Next?

With just a short amount of time to go until Microsoft officially kills off SQL Server 2005 – i.e., no more hotfixes or security updates – the installed base of…

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Perspectives on the Windows 10 Support Changes

Last Friday, Microsoft made a major announcement regarding how they will support the Windows Operating System moving forward. In case you didn’t see it, Microsoft will only be supporting Windows…

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There’s a Big Change Coming to the Microsoft EA Program

Microsoft announced that they are making a strategic change to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program beginning on July 1, 2016. They will raise the minimum commitment for commercial customers signing…

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