Growing SQL Server: Features from 2008 to 2017

Over the past nine years, Microsoft has been working hard to continually improve its SQL Server offerings to ensure SQL Server is ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of the modern age.

It has embraced the benefits of cloud computing by adding cloud as a deployment option, risen to modern security challenges by implementing multiple levels of protection centered around safeguarding data, and reimagined queries in the face of ever-expanding data to return critical information faster than ever before.

Check out this infographic to learn more about these and other improvements available through SQL Server 2017.

As the end of service approaches for SQL Server 2008, let’s take a moment to reflect on where we have been and the exciting new innovations available with SQL Server 2017.

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SQL Database Engine Blog: What is Azure SQL Database Managed Instance?

Still not sure what we mean when we talk about Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? What separates it from other Azure offerings? What does “Managed Instance” mean? What would an SQL database look like from the cloud?

Curious about the new Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? This article covers specifics about the offering, including features, security, scalability, and architecture.

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WS + SQL 2008 Extended Security Updates FAQ

What does End of Support mean? What do Extended Security Updates include? What options do I have to run my SQL Server in Azure?

In this time of change, we have the answers to these questions and many more! At CalAV, Inc, we are excited about the benefits that come with moving forward, particularly forward to the cloud, and we want to help you get there stress free.

This begins with answering questions and providing support as your business transitions from Windows Server or SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into the cloud. Contact us to start the move today.

As the end of support for Windows Server SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 approaches, questions will undoubtedly arise, especially relating to the Extended Security Updates offered by Microsoft. This document is here to answer those questions.

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Discover the benefits of modernization and save with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Ready to make the move to the cloud? When it comes to choosing a PaaS cloud provider, you shouldn’t have to choose between price and quality.

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance offers innovative Machine Learning-based performance and security insights and unparalleled support while still saving your business 59% compared to AWS RDS. That’s cash you can reinvest in your business to bring more value to your customers.

To learn more about specific offerings and benefits, check out this infographic or contact us. At CalAV, Inc, we want to help your business realize all the advantages of the cloud.

Why move your on-premises SQL Server to the Azure cloud? Check out this infographic to learn about the savings and latest technological benefits of switching to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

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Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

On average, AWS is 5X more expensive for Windows Server and SQL Server users looking to move to the cloud.

However, these savings do not come at the expense of quality. Azure offers a uniquely functional hybrid cloud, perfect for that period of transition from your on-premises servers to the cloud and built-in top-of-the-line security and compliance.

At CalAV, Inc, we believe the cloud should be available to everyone. It’s easier than you think! Contact us to learn more.

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server.

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SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is coming

A lot has changed since 2008. Over the past decade or so, Microsoft has made huge improvements to its server offerings with hybrid cloud solutions, more robust security, and advanced analytic capabilities. With end of support here for SQL Server 2, now is the time to start benefitting from these upgrades at your organization. CalAV, Inc is here to help you make a smooth transition. Contact us to start the process today.

As the saying goes, all things must come to an end. With end of support nearing for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, this solution brief provides information to help you make a smooth transition and an overview of the new features you can benefit from in SQL Server 2017 and the Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

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The total economic impact of Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance

What can you gain by moving from an on-premises SQL Server to Azure? One of biggest benefits according to this Forrester financial impact study is the infrastructure maintenance savings. Add on all the hidden savings like more time for IT and database admins and the flexibility to expand capacity on demand — and moving becomes a no-brainer. So what are you waiting for? CalAV, Inc is here to help you take the next step when you’re ready.

What is the economic impact of switching from an on-premises SQL Server to Azure? Microsoft asked Forrester to find out. Four client interviews later, the results are in: See how you can save by switching to Azure!

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Announcing new options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

We get it. Change is scary. If you’ve been running the same operating system for many years, a large-scale overhaul is understandably intimidating.

But it’s time. To continue their focus on progress and innovation, Microsoft is ending support for some popular 2008 products, including SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

If you are still running either of these, don’t panic! Microsoft has put options in place to give you the time you need, and we at CalAV, Inc, are here to assist you with a smooth transition. Check out this article and contact us for more information.

This article outlines the end of support timeline for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as options and recommendations for current users moving forward.

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