Upcoming end of support for SQL Server 2005


<This is reposted from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_server_team/archive/2015/05/27/upcoming-end-of-support-for-sql-server-2005.aspx>

 

Please note that SQL Server 2005 will be out of extended support on Apr 12, 2016. If you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates. Please see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server-2005/default.aspx for upgrade options.

   

More information about SQL Server 2005 support policy is available at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=sql%20server%202005&Filter=FilterNO.

   

Product

Version

SP

Mainstream Support End
  Date

Extended Support End
  Date

Options / Notes

SQL Server

2005

SP4

04/12/2011

04/12/2016

Technical support continues
  till 04/12/2016, yet mainstream (hotfix) support ends as of 04/12/2011;
  options for hotfix support after 04/12/2011:

ð  Continue with self-help

ð  Upgrade to the latest
  supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server
  2008 R2

ð  Extended hotfix support
  agreement


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