Migration of MS/SQL server

We have an (old) server on which runs MS/SQL 2005 standard edition.
We have just acquired a new machine running Windows 2012 release 2
As there are many many version of SQL (the one we have is said to be not compatible/supported on W 2012R2), I wonder which is the best newer version of MS/SQL to install with an easy way to migrated the current databases we have
Thanks
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Vikas GargAssociate Principal EngineerCommented:
Hello,

You should opt for SQL 2012.
Since SQL2008R2 has some issues with clustering on Windows 2012.

There is some important article on this from Microsoft.
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Since you're upgrading SQL anyway, I'd go with SQL 2014, the latest version.  I see no reason to start out a version behind, esp. as you'll almost certainly have to licence 2014 anyway.

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