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.

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

What happens when a software system gets discontinued?

by ronfluegge 1. June 2019 18:45

If your GADS software system is being discontinued, you may be wondering what will happen. When software is discontinued, your software will no longer be updated and at some point, customer support will end. You won’t be able to take advantage of new technology, and you may have problems if you upgrade your computer’s operating system.

Further, if you have any technical support issues with your software, there will be no one available to help you from the software provider, although third party help may be available. This could prove to be disastrous; you could come in one day and discover that you can’t access your data at all. Though some problems might be ultimately resolved, you may experience significant downtime.

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