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SQL Server End of Life Perspective

Extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ends April 12, 2016, but SQL Server 2016 will deliver big changes to performance enhancements. The Microsoft ecosystem continues to evolve, but this…

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So Long SQL 2005

On April 12, 2016 Microsoft will officially kill off SQL Server 2005, and while the relational database management system has had a very good run – IDC estimates 800,000 servers…

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What You Need to Know about Policy Changes for Your Next Upgrade

Windows 10 has been having great success with its silicon partners, especially with Intel’s new Skylake processor. If you compare the partnership of Intel’s Skylake with Windows 10 versus other…

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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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