SQL Server

Microsoft Perpetual Licensing Joins the Cloud Solution Provider Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably caused many individuals and businesses to embark upon a journey toward a large-scale digital transformation that nobody saw coming. In February, we were having conversations…

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Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 End of Life Is Fast Approaching—Are You Ready?

SQL Server 2008 end of life is on July 9, 2019, and Windows Server 2008 end of life is on January 14, 2020. The clock is ticking, and you could…

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SQL 2005 End of Life

With the end of SQL Server support back in April, it’s time to face the facts: no more feature updates, no more application fixes, and no more security patches or…

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Data Center

Free SQL Server 2016 Licenses!

As part of the SQL Server 2016 launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a commercial database promotion that provides customers with free licenses if you are running a competitor’s…

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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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