Bulletin for Act 2007, Act 2008, Act 2009, Act 2010
NOTICE FOR ALL ACT 2007 THROUGH ACT 2010 USERS
Microsoft has announced that after April 12, 2016, their Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005 products will reach the End of Support. This means that Microsoft will not be providing any new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates past this end of life date. More information can be found at Microsoft’s website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server-2005/
If you are currently using Act 2007, Act 2008, Act 2009 or Act 2010 (Act! By Sage, Act! Pro, Act! For Workgroups or Act! Premium) your version of Act! runs Microsoft SQL Server 2005. This means that after April 12th, 2016, you will no longer receive key security updates from Microsoft for the SQL Server 2005 products. Continuing to run Microsoft SQL Server 2005 past this date may put systems and applications at an increased risk of potential security vulnerabilities.
With the approaching SQL Server 2005 end of life date, we recommend for you to upgrade your Act! to the latest version, Act! V18, which includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014. To aid Act! 2010 and earlier customers in upgrading their Act!, loyalty pricing for Premium v18 is available at $190 for a Premium Annual Subscription or $380 for a Premium Perpetual License until April 15, 2016.
Visit our Act! Software eStore to order your upgrade at the promotional loyalty pricing and we also offer our customers an additional 10% off the entire order with a coupon at checkout. Must provide Act! 2007-2010 License Key at checkout to qualify for promotion.
By Upgrading your Act! not only will you have a supported version of SQL Server but you will also have and Act! That is compatible with Windows 10, the latest Office Suites and popular internet browsers.
NOTE: The SQL Server 2005 EOL also applies to any program that utilizes a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 product and not just to Act! Software products, so be sure to check all programs on your servers and workstations and find an updated solution.