What End-of-Service for SQL Server 2005 Means for Your Business

Posted by Jen Bieker on May 24, 2016


If you’re running Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, or Dynamics CRM on SQL Server 2005, it’s time to upgrade.  Microsoft support ended in April 2016. 

Many of our clients are using this opportunity to move software to the cloud, saving money by reducing IT staff and support costs. 

If you continue using SQL Server 2005, please keep an eye out for these potential pitfalls:

  • No critical security updates- As of April 12, 2016 no more updates will be developed or released by Microsoft.  This could make your business vulnerable to security attacks.
  • No compliance updates- If you process credit cards or are in an industry with regulated data, you may face non-compliance consequences.
  • Higher maintenance costs- Trying to maintain outdated technology can quickly become expensive. Retaining old software will likely cost more in the end.
  • The potential to lose customers- If there is a breach in your data, you must immediately disclose that information to customers per law.  If you are breached, how will this impact the integrity of your company?

Take a look at your upgrade options.  Talk with a Crestwood Specialist for a free, no pressure conversation about what’s right for your business.

Want details on upgrading SQL Server?

Download the Microsoft PDF on Migrating from SQL Server 2005

 


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