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SQL Server 2014: High-performance database technology affordable for SMBs

A lot of small and midsize customers are running older database software. In fact, according to a Spiceworks report, 82% are still running at least one occurrence SQL Server 20051. Now there is a tremendous opportunity to offer them the improved performance, better availability, and greater security enabled by SQL Server 2014.

Grow revenue by helping customers speed up their applications and open new opportunities in the cloud with a SQL Server 2014 upgrade.

Here are three great ways to grow your business selling SQL Server:

· Grow revenue selling SQL Server upgrade—Capitalize on a tremendous opportunity to help SMBs get their database applications up to date with an upgrade to SQL Server 2014.

· Help your customers break through database bottlenecks—SQL Server 2014 offers a range of capabilities to help address common performance bottlenecks without having to purchase new hardware, including new In-Memory OLTP.

· Enable new business models in the cloud—With Microsoft, you have the unique ability to deploy on-premises, in the cloud, or choose the right combination for your customers. For example, you can deploy SQL Server on-premises and then backup to the cloud with Windows Azure.

Get Started!

Now is a great time to start. Contact us to find out more about how you can boost your sales with SQL Server upgrades for your SMB customers.

Visit the Ahead of the Game campaign website:
http://aka.ms/aheadofthegame

Visit the Ahead of the Game Technical Series website for information on technical readiness:
http://aka.ms/smblearningpath

For more information about the new capabilities in SQL Server 2014, visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx

1Spiceworks Report: Database Installs on SpiceWorks Network, as of February 28th, 2014.