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Microsoft 2008/2012 End of Life Server

Are you still running Windows Server and/or SQL Server 2012/2012 R2?

Microsoft has reminded customers that Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 will reach its extended end-of-support date on 10 October 2023.

Released in October 2012, Windows Server 2012 entered its tenth year of service last year and has already reached the mainstream end date over three years ago, on 9 October 2018.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the relational database management system, was retired on 12 July 2022, ten years after its release in May 2012.


Did you know…

Once end of support has been reached, Microsoft will stop providing technical support and bug fixes for newly discovered issues that may impact the usability or stability of servers.

End of support means the end of security updates, which may leave your business exposed to security risks and compliance concerns. For many customers, end of support also presents an opportunity to modernise applications and infrastructure.

We recommend upgrading to current versions for the most advanced security, performance and innovation.


Are you still running Windows Server and/or SQL Server 2008/2008 R2?

Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 extended security updates came to an end on 10 January 2023 and 9 July 2022, respectively.

Talk to our experts today to discuss how these announcements affect your infrastructure and your overall security posture.