SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 EOS
01/08/2019

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 end of support

SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 have been at the heart of many organisations’ IT infrastructures for the last ten years, and Microsoft ended support for SQL Server 2008 (for both SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2) on 9 July 2019, and will end support for Windows Server 2008 on 14 January 2020.

End of support (EOS) means that Microsoft will no longer provide updates, bug or security fixes (except for some emergency security patches), and so machines running Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 will become increasingly vulnerable.

“If you have SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008, now’s the perfect time to consider moving to the cloud,” says Alex Drake, Cobweb Cloud Solutions Architect. “For example, for businesses now without support for SQL Server 2008, Microsoft is offering three years’ free security updates for SQL Server 2008 database server workloads hosted on Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure.

“In addition, a move to the cloud, offers many benefits - including:

Increased agility - cloud servers can be easily scaled to cope with increased demand at peak times.

Enhanced security - security is taken care of in the cloud. Cloud services such as those incorporating Azure boast some of the most advanced security technology, so a business can be confident that data is protected.

Lower costs - costs are reduced through, for example, the ability to take advantage of unique cloud offerings, such as paying up front for resources for a one- or three-year period.”

Cobweb’s eBook, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support: What to do next, covers the options open to businesses, and the support for businesses with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 available from Cobweb - including details of our Database Modernisation service, created to enable businesses to modernise their on-premises database platform by transitioning to Microsoft Azure.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 - EOS

Aug 1, 2019, 13:08 PM

Microsoft support for SQL Server 2008 (for both SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2) ended on 9 July 2019, and ends for Windows Server 2008 on 14 January 2020. When out of support, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 will become increasingly vulnerable.

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SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 have been at the heart of many businesses’ IT infrastructures for the last ten years, and with end of support (EOS), Microsoft discontinues support to include provision of updates, bug and security fixes (except for some emergency security patches).


Both server products are found across organisations of all size - presenting at  Microsoft’s partner, inspire, conference in July 2019, Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President Microsoft, said, "We estimate about 60 percent of our server install base is still on Windows Server and SQL Server 2008.”


Our eBook, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 end of support: What to do next looks at:

What happens with end of support

Options for migration

Deployments since SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 launched

Identifying SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 in your business

Moving to Microsoft Azure and the benefits of cloud


If you have - or think you may have - SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008, download a copy of our eBook, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support: What to do next.

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