As Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is reaching its end of life on July 12, 2022, businesses still using the service will have to upgrade their SQL server to a more recent instance or migrate to Microsoft Azure. If businesses do not upgrade or migrate, they will no longer receive essential security updates, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Whilst any server migration process is a substantial undertaking, in this article we will guide you through the process, proving some best practices to ensure a smooth migration, regardless of whether you do so in-house or with a trusted IT provider. What is an SQL Server Migration? SQL Server is Microsoft’s popular relational database management service which stores and retrieves data requested by other applications. The migration process involved moving data to or from one database to another. There are many reasons why…