Prepare for SQL Server 2008 End of Support

Prepare for SQL Server 2008 End of Support


On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We’re here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation.

We’ve got you Covered with New Options

New options are now available to help you upgrade and adopt the innovative technologies you need to carry your organisation into the future.

Migrate to Azure and get additional Security Updates

If you need more time to manage the transition, get three additional years of Extended Security Updates to keep your workloads protected beyond the deadline by:

  • Re-hosting your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with few or no application code changes in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance for a “version-free” platform
  • Or, Moving to Azure Virtual Machines

Use your existing licenses and save with Azure Hybrid Benefit

Upgrade On-Premises and Stay Protected
  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2017 for greater security, performance, availability and innovation with cloud analytics
SQL Server and Windows Server-Better Together

Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020. Take this opportunity to modernise your database and upgrade to the latest version of Windows Server.

Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support

How do I engage with Ascent?

We encourage you to Contact Us, and we will assist you on your journey to discover the value that Microsoft SQL Server 2017 can add to your organisation.

Also See

Upgrade to SQL Server 2016 with Ascent Technology
Run SQL Server 2017 on your favourite platform with Ascent Technology
Microsoft Software Assurance SQL Server Deployment Planning Services

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