End of Mainstream support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2

July 13th, 2014 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

We would like to remind all customers that Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 ended on July 8, 2014.

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle.

Customers are encouraged to prepare and execute on their upgrade and/or sustained engineering plans as early as possible for these SQL versions. Remaining current on your SQL Server version to ensures that your product remains supported per the Support Lifecycle policy and for the many enhancements, fixes, and security updates provided through the latest releases.

For both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft will continue to provide technical support which also includes security updates during the duration of extended support. Non-security hotfixes for these versions will be offered only to customers who have an Extended Hotfix Support agreement.

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