Support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016. Upgrade Now!

If you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure.

Why upgrade from SQL Server 2005?
  • Minimize risks in operation to maintain business continuity.
  • Support security and compliance.
  • Boost your data platform infrastructure.
  • Achieve cutting-edge performance.
  • Increase availability and scalability.
  • Utilize rich BI capabilities.
Plan your SQL Server upgrade

Whether on your own or with the support of a partner, we have the resources you need to plan a successful upgrade.

Upgrade SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Software running on SQL Server 2005 Express Edition can be upgraded using simple techniques like in-place upgrade or database detach and attach. Read the SQL Server 2014 Express Technical Upgrade Guide or watch these short videos to find out how and why to upgrade.

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