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For users of Microsoft (Server) software, the finishing of support could come about suddenly. There's some handy tools available for your businesses to get on top of any approaching support deadlines.
The ability to make an informed transition to your succeeding platform or updated ensures the integrity of your data is maintained, along with the trust of your customers.
Forward planning gives you an optimal period of time to assess your options, particularly if you work within a large business or enterprise. Particularly for the latter, inaction can be damaging to your revenue streams and your business integrity.
Microsoft's product lifecycle begins when a product is released, or goes "Mainstream". There will be an end of mainstream support and an end of extended support. End of support means you're on your own if there are issues.
We've hunted down some of the useful tools and resources so your business can be ready for any approaching end of support dates:
Professional services firms running on an on-premises server should be aware of Microsoft’s decision to end support for the following hosting solutions:
The end of support date for SQL Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 is 9th July 2019.
If your business will be affected by this end of support date, then you have a limited time to act.
We've created a strategic eBook to help inform your decision in this critical time: