As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we will be covering Microsoft End of Support deadlines happening in 2019 and 2020. This includes Windows 7, SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. This month we’re going to focus on Windows Server 2008.
Here are three facts provided by Microsoft regarding the upcoming End of Support for Windows and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
1. When is the End of Support for SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2?
- End of Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is July 9, 2019.
- End of Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is January 14, 2020.
2. What do Extended Security Updates include?
- Extended Security Updates include provision of Security Updates and Bulletins rated “critical” for a maximum of three years after July 9, 2019.
- For Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2: Extended Security Updates include provision of Security Updates and Bulletins rated “critical” and “important,” for a maximum of three years after January 14, 2020.
- This offer does not include technical support, but you may use other Microsoft support plans to get assistance on your 2008 and 2008 R2 questions on workloads covered by Extended Security Updates.
- This offer does not include new features, customer-requested non-security hotfixes, or design change requests. However, Microsoft may include non-security fixes as we deem necessary.
- There is no retroactive effect for any update that the engineering teams declined in the past.
3. How will Microsoft deliver Extended Security Updates?
- Security updates will be delivered using the standard technology in market at the time and details will be announced closer to the End of Support deadline.
Next month we’ll cover some facts you need to know about the End of Support for Windows 7. For more information on how Center for Computer Resources can help upgrade your systems, please visit website here.
Written by: Marina Petz, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator