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SQL Server 2008 end of support is coming

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Sébastien Degrève
Senior System Engineer, EASI

SQL Server 2008 end of support is coming in July and we’ve got you covered. We'll tell you what it means and how you can prepare yourself. 

On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will stop all support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. That entails that users will not receive any more security updates. For users this means they will stop receiving security updates. 

Click here, to read a detailed post about what this means.

What is the consequence?

Users will need to either migrate to current versions or otherwise upgrade their infrastructure and applications if they want to stay protected.

Why should you upgrade?

There are three main reasons.


End of support means end of support, also in case of emergency. That is why you do not want to be unprotected – prepare your infrastructure and applications before you’re in trouble!


With an upgrade you will no longer need third party software development. Thanks to backup, AV, optimisation tools…


You will enjoy the benefits of new technology such as better processing and a new way to manager large amounts of data.

What now?

We suggest you take this opportunity to modernize your database and upgrade to the latest version. Of course, we will help you. All our Business Consultants are SQL certified so they can create or recreate indexes etc... to obtain an even better performance after you migration. During and before we can test your upgrade in a BRT/CRS environment and validate your third party apps before you migrate. Do not hesitate to contact us, if you want to know more about how you can prepare yourself.



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