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What are the most compelling reasons to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012?

We currently have 2 SQL Server 2005 Enterprise machines in a mirrored environment running on Dell R815 servers. These machines consist of: Four AMD Opteron 6176 Processors (12 cores at 2.3Ghz), for ...
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Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade of SQL Server 2005 Standard to SQL 2012 Enterprise?

At the moment, I have a SQL 2005 Standard box. I'd like to upgrade it to SQL 2012 Enterprise in-place. When I say in place, I mean an install similar to Office 2010, e.g. it removes the older (Office ...