Microsoft SQL Server 2015 will reach the end of extended support on April 12th, 2016. Extended support has been available since April 2011, so if you haven’t upgraded yet, it’s time to take action.
Here’s the scary part
End of support means there will be no further patches, bug fixes or security updates. This will eventually result in security risks, increased vulnerability to data issues, exposing other devices and applications of SQL Server to vulnerabilities and potential compliance headaches for your business.
But it’s not all doom and gloom
Microsoft’s later Server releases offer many benefits to organisations, and upgrading can result in increased efficiencies and cost savings.
The potential benefits of upgrading are:
1. fewer connectivity issues
2. increased user productivity and reduced data entry errors
3. reduction in downtime of mission-critical applications
4. IT resource productivity and support reductions
5. improved customer service
6. improved security
So, fear not
Help and advice are just a phone call away. If you’re our customer, we recommend you speak with your Account Manager, as they will be able to talk you through the different options available and can help you put and upgrade plan in place. Alternatively, you can call us on 0844 264 2222 or email us using firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help.