April 12, 2016 marks the end-of-life for SQL Server 2005. What does this mean to a ConfigMgr administrator? You need to upgrade to at least SQL Server 2008 if you are still running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, otherwise 2005 won’t be supported. If you are running System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or higher you don’t need to worry as the minimum SQL server version is 2008. By the way, the end date for the 2008 version of SQL is July 9, 2019. What does end-of-life for SQL Server 2005 mean for Enhansoft? It means that starting today we no longer support SQL 2005 with any of our products. More importantly, it allows us to start using all of SQL Server 2008’s features and functions!
I’m truly excited about this move and can tell you that our team is working hard on a great project which will leverage these features. However, I can’t tell you anymore about it until the fall. If you have the chance, drop by our Development Studio in Ottawa and we’ll show you what I’m talking about.
For more details about SQL server end of life statements, please see the Microsoft Lifecycle webpage.