It is almost time to say farewell to Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Both products are currently in their extended support phase – with EOL for SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 occurring on July 8, 2019; then January 14, 2020 is EOL for Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2.
After these dates, support will officially stop, and you will be running at your own risk. While EOL products do not stop working, Microsoft will not provide support. What does that mean for you?
· No patches for known problems with the products.
· No security updates for vulnerabilities identified.
· No longer supported by software companies for use with their applications.
Cyberhackers prey on vulnerabilities like EOL products, because it provides them with easy opportunities. This makes your company vulnerable to cyberattacks and at risk of losing of critical data. With continued use of EOL products, you will experience limited compatibility with new software applications. That means you may not be able to upgrade to newer versions of you payroll, accounting, production, billing or other software.
These EOL dates will be here before you know it. Do not wait until the last minute to start your upgrade.
Call us today to make an appointment and let us help you develop a plan!