In short, if you haven’t already done so, you need to be making fairly urgent plans to migrate your business from this platform. What are your options? Microsoft are advising that businesses should migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure. If you need practical help or strategic advice to understand the best-practice approach to migrate your infrastructure systems please email our Technical Director, Adriaan Bekker, directly at

As a heads-up, Microsoft has also recently announced that support will stop for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on the 12th April 2016. The message from Microsoft is that “ is important to consider SQL Server 2005 alongside Windows Server 2003 migration, otherwise you’ll find that upgrading is going to end up like painting the Forth Bridge”.

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