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Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 ends today

Microsoft support for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 ends today, 14th January 2020.

The term ‘end of support’, whether desktop or server operating system, means that no more security patches or updates are going to be released by the operating system provider.

After today, 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 and Windows 7 OS. As your devices will be accessing the internet (for things like email, remote access and VPNs etc), this may expose you to security attacks or compliance risks with industry regulations such as GDPR.

Read our full article to learn more.

I still have laptops and PCs that are running Windows 7, what do I do?

If you still have laptops or PCs that are running Windows 7 we recommend that you contact your account manager to discuss your options. Call us on 01455 247 830 and select option 2 to get through to our sales team. Alternatively, you can email your account manager directly or email sales@it3000.co.uk.

I still have servers that are running Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 or Windows Small Business Server, what do I do?

Each business is different and there are many things to consider when migrating from Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 or Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011.

If you are running any servers with these operating systems, we recommend that you contact your account manager to discuss your options. Call us on 01455 247 830 and select option 2 to get through to our sales team. Alternatively, you can email your account manager directly or email sales@it3000.co.uk.

Things to consider when planning a server migration:

• Hardware
• Email
• Legacy Apps
• Licensing
• Compliance

I’m not an IT3000 customer, can you help me?

Of course! If you are not an IT3000 customer but would like to see how we can help with any of the above, you can also call us on 01455 247 830 and select option 2 to get through to our account management team who will be able to assist you.

More information

For more information on the challenges and opportunities presented by Windows Server and SQL Server and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 end of support, contact us on 01455 247 830 (press 2 for sales) or email hello@it3000.co.uk.