According to Microsoft, Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019. End of support means the end of regular security updates.
#CyberSecurity breaches continue to make headlines. Many of them could be avoided by keeping systems up-to-date. Running unsupported apps creates significant #security and compliance risks. SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 were great products when they were released but now is the time for newer products to take the reins.
Current versions of SQL Server offer better performance, efficiency, and regular security updates. Plus, cloud options are abundant with potential financial benefits, especially for #SmallBiz running SQL included in their #Windows Small Business Server 2011 (aka SBS) license. #Microsoft no longer offers SBS licensing so #SQLServer must be purchased as a standalone product or subscribed as a cloud service.
Contact us to review your specific situation. We provide services from planning and design to implementing and migration SQL Server and #cloud solutions.
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