Why old versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL are putting you at risk

by | Aug 5, 2019 | News

Modernise your infrastructure and future-proof your technology


Prepare for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 end of support

With the end of support for Windows Server 2008 fast approaching, and SQL Server 2008 recently expired, now is the time to start thinking about modernising your infrastructure.

Extended Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 ends on January 14, 2020

Extended Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ended on July 9, 2019


After these dates, Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose you to security attacks or compliance risks with industry regulations such as GDPR. Avoid business disruptions and use this as an opportunity to modernize your IT infrastructure by moving it to the Microsoft cloud.

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Along with optimizing costs, reducing security threats, and increasing consistency across your infrastructure, migrating to the Microsoft cloud increases scalability and flexibility if your business is growing or has fluctuating capacity needs. In addition, your security updates are extended meaning you get to protect your business data – and your brand reputation.