Corporate Communications Tool Ends Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Support

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DeskAlerts has announced that it will be terminating Microsoft SQL Server 2005 support.

As part of its end of year overhaul DeskAlerts has announced that it will be terminating Microsoft SQL Server 2005 support across the board. The move comes in the wake of a recent announcement from the software giant warning administrators that the end-of-life date for the decade old data management product is looming.

Across the globe DeskAlerts is used by a legion of companies, from Fortune 500 goliaths to independent SMEs. The organization is committed to supporting its clients with intelligent corporate communication tools that remain up to the minute with the latest modern technologies. With Microsoft SQL Server 2005 now 10 years old and counting, support is no longer relevant or in-demand. As such, DeskAlerts has made the decision to officially end support of the product as a database engine for its notifications software.

When DeskAlerts made its debut back in 2006 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 was a state of the art system backed with full support. Now the server has been preceded by a legion of successors that offer users enhanced functionality and performance. Not only has Microsoft SQL Server 2005 been out-performed by modernized versions but it also prevents DeskAlerts from functioning at its full potential. With its foundations built on 2005 technology the server now prevents the use of some newer programming elements. The need to continuously support both 2005 software and the latest 21st century technologies is also hindering DeskAlerts’ ability to continually evolve its cutting edge corporate communication tools.

“When a system fails to support the full functionality of the DeskAlerts system it automatically finds itself on the chopping board. While we’ll always do everything we can to keep systems active for as long as possible channeling more time and resources into Microsoft SQL Server 2005 simply wasn’t on our agenda,” says Anton Vdovin, DeskAlerts Director.

While Microsoft SQL Server 2005 may be out of the picture, DeskAlerts hasn’t dropped the ball when it comes to offering clients superlative corporate communication tools. The resources it saves on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 support will be channeled into other aspects of the client service budget. This included developing new solutions for the highly anticipated SQL Server 2016 set to hit the Microsoft inventory next year.

Going forward DeskAlerts versions will no longer be tested for compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database management systems. Companies that continue to use the system can expect disabled functionality.

With support officially set to end on April 12 2016, SQL Server 2005 systems will no longer be able to receive free security patches from Microsoft for fixes. To continue to enjoy full DeskAlerts functionality an upgrade to SQL Server 2014 is an easy and instant solution. The migration will ensure improved performance, better uptime stability, optimized DeskAlerts functionality.

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DeskAlerts is the alert software that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone. View the DeskAlerts video to find out more.

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