Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Extended Security Updates

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Microsoft announce Extended Security Updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2. Extended Security Updates will be available for purchase as we approach the end of support timeline for SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

  • Extended Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on July 9th, 2019.
  • Extended Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14th, 2020.

Extended Security Updates give three more years of support and, if the workloads are moved to Azure, then there’s no charge. Customers with Enterprise Agreements may purchase Extended Security Updates for their remaining on-premises deployments, if required. 

For more information on the Extended Security Updates for Windows Server and  SQL Server please visit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-options-for-sql-server-2008-and-windows-server-2008-end-of-support/

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