No critical security updates

Many critical security updates were released for SQL Server 2005. After April 12, no more updates will be developed or released, and this could make your business vulnerable to cyber-security attacks.

No compliance updates

Companies that process credit card or industry regulated data may face non-compliance consequences. If your business handles credit payments, your revenue streams could be at risk.

Higher maintenance costs

Maintaining outdated technology and taking additional measures to bring it up to today’s standards can quickly become expensive. Retaining old software will likely cost more in the end.

The potential to lose customers

Forty-seven states now have security breach notification laws2, meaning that businesses must immediately disclose a data breach to customers. If you are breached, how will this impact the integrity of your company?


Deciding when, how, and if you should migrate to the latest version of SQL Server can be challenging.  This white paper from Directions on Microsoft drills down into questions such as:

• How can the technology help me run my business?
• What’s new in the latest version?
• What potential problems will I face if I migrate?
• Should I use this technology instead of similar ones from Microsoft?