April 12, 2016 is the End of Support date for SQL Server 2005 from Microsoft. Join us for an on demand webcast to learn what End of Support really means to the SQL Server 2005 user and how to migrate to SQL Server 2014. Challenges to businesses include workload, time required to migrate workloads from one platform to the next, revision of 3rd party applications. We will also discuss the benefits of migrating to a current platform totally recoded and rewritten for modern businesses. Performance and features including PowerPivot/PowerView (that can free up DBAs from reporting to drive more urgent business matters), In Memory Optimization, “Always On”, and more efficient utilization of solid state drives (SSDs). If performance hinders your productivity, you should definitely explore this webcast to see if 30x performance improvement is within your grasp. Other topics include SQL interaction with SharePoint Server applications and licensing implications for the migration to the current platform. Timely, relevant information on SQL 2005 migration so that you can prepare your datacenter for End of Support, whether physical or virtual, SQL 2014 has you covered.
Marshall R. Pilcher
Marshall has spent over 12 years in the Information Technology Industry most recently focusing on SQL and SharePoint on premise and cloud solutions as a Partner Technology Specialist for Microsoft. His expertise ranges from design and architecture of SQL Server Solutions to cost effective licensing program identification. Previous projects included a 3 year program to introduce and gain market share for Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center in the server virtualization and management space before moving into SQL/SharePoint. Marshall spent 6 years with Dell and 5 years with Microsoft in both call center and field capacities. He has earned his MCP for Windows Server Virtualization and is a two time Circle of Excellence trip winner with Dell.