Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is coming to an end on July 9, 2019, which means it’s time to choose your path to modernization. Move to SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services to get the industry-leading data platform with built-in security, enhanced performance and analytics to modernize your business. Without support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, security updates will no longer be available, and you might be at risk of not being compliant with industry requirements such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
New options are now available to help you upgrade and adopt the innovative technologies you need to carry your organization into the future. If you need additional time to manage the transition, get three years of Extended Security Updates to keep your workloads protected beyond the deadline.