SSC Editorial: How to Keep Up with SQL Server

How to Keep Up With SQL Server ran as the editorial of the day on July 31st. Modest amount of comments, but in particular I made a note to come back to the topic of early adopters vs being stuck with a late/never adopting employee. Both are interesting scenarios.

Imagine though that SQL Server ends up being delivered as a subscription. Do you think businesses will “upgrade” more often if its just a matter of applying a service pack type change? Or will they freeze it at some point because they don’t want to do more testing and/or risk regressions (security or performance)?