All good things come to an end. Including SQL Server 2005, which has just under two months until it reaches its end of life.

On 12th April 2016, Microsoft will stop offering extended support for SQL Server 2005. This means no security patches. No more hotfixes.

This might not mean much to many people, but there are plenty of companies out there still running SQL Server 2005. And if yours is one of them, you’ll need to take action.

SQL Server 2005 was a solid offering company and has served users well, but a lot has changed since the SQL Server 2005 release. Microsoft is ending support for this product due to its Support Lifecycle policy.

What to do if you’re still running SQL Server 2005?

Microsoft is advising its users to upgrade to SQL Server 2014, which is said to be up to 13 times fast than SQL Server 2005.

If you’re a Riverbank client and you’re running SQL server 2005, we will be in touch soon to start planning your upgrade.

If you are not a client but would like more information about SQL Server 2005 end-of-life and what it means for your business, get in touch with us on 01235 426700 or email