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SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 / R2 End of Support

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COMPAREX eBook: SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 / R2 End of Support

On July 9, 2019, Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ends. As soon as Extended Support for a product ends, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates. Of course, you can continue using Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. However, be aware that there are significant risks, because an unpatched system opens the door to hackers.

On January 14, 2020, the support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end as well.

Although this still seems a long way off, time is moving quickly. To avoid risks and take advantage of new opportunities, you should plan now how to proceed.

Why you should plan now

Companies using Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, should consider how to proceed before the end of support. There is still enough time left to plan carefully and set the course for the future.

There are three options:

  • upgrading to a newer on-premise version,
  • migrating to the Azure cloud, or
  • purchasing extended security updates.

Which option is the right one depends on the individual requirements. Finally, it is also a strategic decision.

Your COMPAREX eBook - Upgrade or Migrate to Azure?

We'll show you which option is best for which scenario and what you should look for. With our new free eBook, we will introduce you to the three options and their advantages in more detail. Download your copy now to get answers to questions like

  • What’s new in Windows Server 2019?
  • What’s new in SQL Server 2017?
  • Which options do I have facing the end of support?

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