SQL Server 2012 Mainstream Support Ending reminder

Time sure does fly and just a reminder Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2012 ends in just over 3 months on 11th July 2017.
Ideally any new SQL Server installs should be the newest, or as close to the newest version of SQL Server as possible, to get the maximum RoE.
With SQL Server 2016 SP1, a lot of Enterprise features are now included in the other editions, so is a great option. Something to be aware of though is that Microsoft is now requiring Software Assurance to be acquired for use of a DR instance. The use of one DR instance was usually included by default in earlier versions.

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