Security Patch Support Ends for SQL Server 2008/R2

by ronfluegge 11. July 2019 12:22

July 9 marked the end of "extended support" for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, the last five-year phase of Microsoft's overall 10-year product lifecycle for these products.

The two servers will no longer receive security patches from Microsoft after that date. They'll continue to run, but they're potentially subject to attacks that won't get addressed by Microsoft in the form of patches, unless organizations pay extra.

Why is it important to transition early from a discontinued GADS software system?

by ronfluegge 1. July 2019 08:00

All transitions take time. Not only do you need to move your GADS data over to another system and ensure that the new system is correct, but you also need to train your staff members in using the new system. If you wait too long to transition to your new system, you may find yourself running into issues later.

Further, if you wait until your software system is already discontinued, you won’t be able to get any help from your software company following the transition. This will make what could be a simple task an arduous process.

Transitioning early gives you times to iron out any potential problems and get your staff members acclimated to the new software’s use.

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It’s time to move off of SQL Server 2008

by ronfluegge 24. June 2019 13:59

If you are still running Microsoft’s 2008 version of SQL Server, time is running out. The company announced support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end next month. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be adding new features or providing security updates.

Once support ends, this will leave organizations still using the version more vulnerable to a hack attack. “If it happens to you, how would you like to explain to your CEO and shareholders that you were running unsupported software and that it might have led to a security breach?” Microsoft said in a recent video. Additionally, without security updates software can begin to break compliance requirements.

For more details:  SDTimes


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