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Microsoft offers extended support for Windows, SQL 2008: but with a catch

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, are due to move out of extended support over the next few years; SQL Server in July 2019, and Windows Server in January 2020. For organizations still using that software, this offers a few options: keep using the software and accept that it won't receive any more security updates, migrate to newer equivalents that are still supported, or pay Microsoft for a custom support contract to continue to receive security updates beyond the cutoff dates.
Today, Microsoft added a fourth option: migrate to Azure. Microsoft is...
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