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Announcing New Options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Did you know that if you have SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008, you’re at risk for any support to end? Finchloom is offering a Free Server Assessment to get 3 years of service and support for those servers while you work to upgrade to a new server. In other words, we can help buy you 3 years of procrastination!

What You Need to Know

With End of Life Support

Migrate to Azure, Get Free Extended Security Updates

End of support is an ideal time to transform your IT estate with the cloud. But we know that it can be hard to upgrade everything before the end of support timeline.

To address this need, we are pleased to announce that Extended Security Updates will be available for free in Azure for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server and Windows Server to help secure your workloads for three more years after the end of support deadline. You can rehost these workloads to Azure with no application code change.

This gives you more time to plan your future path, including upgrading to newer versions such as SQL Server 2017 or Windows Server 2016 and utilizing the rich set of platform and data services available in Azure.

What Does End of Support for 2008 and 2008 R2 Versions of SQL Server and Windows Server Mean?

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years of Mainstream Support and 5 years of Extended Support) for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server and Windows Server.

As per the policy, after the end of the Extended Support period there will be no patches or security updates, which may cause security risks.

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