SQL Server 2008 End of Life Info RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    This maybe slightly off topic but related to Migration from a business perspective.

    I am little confused over the SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 End of Life documentation. As per the following blog: URL, the EOL for both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 is 7/9/2019. 

    How does this apply for the SQL Servers that have been patched with the latest Service Packs. Does it extend the EOL any further? 



    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:21 AM

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  • See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=sql%20server%202008%20r2 for more Details including patch Level. 7/9/2019 is for SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP 4; without that SP the Version is already out of Support.

    Olaf Helper

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:46 AM
  • Hi Vikram,

    I am full agree with Olaf. Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years of Mainstream Support and 5 years of Extended Support) for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server. As per the policy, after the end of the Extended Support period there will be no patches or security updates, which may cause security risks. Please refer to Announcing new options for SQL Server 2008 End of Support.

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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:07 AM
  • Vikram no matter whether SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 is patched to latest SP/CU or not if it is "on-premise" it is not supported after July 2019, unless you give extra bucks to MS (which is BTW too much) to get security updated which I believe only 0.01 % customer will go for.

    If SQL Server 2008 R2 is patched to latest SP/CU and is on Azure VM or moved to Managed Instance you get 3 more years of support.



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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:59 AM