While many business owners are aware of the end of Windows 7 support, another Windows product is also on its way out. Windows Server 2008 is still widely used for many server needs.
Extended support for Windows Server and SQL Server is ending – meaning Microsoft will no longer release security updates.
Extended support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends July 9, 2019
Extended support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 January 14, 2020
Do you have servers still running Windows Server 2008? Here are your options.
Upgrading your server is not nearly as simple as upgrading workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Depending on what you are using the server for, it can be a vital piece of your network. Proper planning must included backups, testing and downtime.
If you’re running Windows Server 2008, there’s a good chance that your hardware is also past its End of Life date. Don’t waste time and money on a server upgrade for a server that may fail on you with 1-2 years!
Here’s a few things to keep in mind with upgrading or replacing your server:
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