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.
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.