A number of of Microsoft’s Server merchandise will attain finish of assist in 2022 and 2023. The merchandise are Home windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012. Moreover, Home windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2008 and R2, are of their final yr of prolonged safety updates.
The lifetime of all merchandise could also be prolonged additional. For the 2012 Server merchandise, Microsoft is providing three years of free Prolonged Safety Updates, if machines are migrated to Azure. Solely choose prospects could buy on-premise extensions. Funds enhance from 75% of the complete license value within the first yr to 125% of the complete license value within the third yr in that case.
Server 2008 merchandise are already of their final yr of Prolonged Safety Updates. Clients could get a free 1-year extension in the event that they migrate to Azure.
Microsoft clarifies that “free” signifies that there will not be further expenses “above the price of working the digital machine”.
Here’s a fast overview of the essential Server deadlines:
- Home windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 stay supported with Prolonged Safety Updates till January 10, 2023.
- Home windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 attain finish of assist on October 10, 2023.
- SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 reached finish of assist on July 12, 2022.
- SQL Server 2012 reached finish of assist on July 12, 2022.
Server merchandise that run out of assist will not obtain any extra updates, together with safety updates but additionally non-security updates, or technical assist.
|Product||Launch||Mainstream assist finish||Prolonged assist finish||ESU|
|Home windows Server 2008||Could 6, 2008||January 13, 2015||January 14, 2020||January 9, 2024|
|Home windows Server 2008 R2||October 22, 2009||January 13, 2015||January 14, 2020||January 9, 2024|
|Home windows Server 2012||October 30, 2012||October 9, 2018||October 10, 2023||October 13, 2026|
|Home windows Server 2012 R2||November 25, 2013||October 9, 2018||October 10, 2023||October 13, 2026|
|Home windows Server 2016||October 15, 2016||January 11, 2022||January 12, 2027|
|Home windows Server 2019||November 13, 2018||January 9, 2024||January 9, 2029|
|Home windows Server 2022||August 18, 2021||October 13, 2026||October 14, 2031|
|SQL Server 2008||November 6, 2008||July 8, 2014||July 9, 2019||July 11, 2023|
|SQL Server 2008 R2||July 20, 2010||July 8, 2014||July 9, 2019||July 11, 2023|
|SQL Server 2012||Could 20, 2012||July 11, 2017||July 12, 2022||July 8, 2025|
|SQL Server 2014||June 5, 2014||July 9, 2019||July 9, 2024|
|SQL Server 2016||June 1, 2016||July 13, 2021||July 14, 2026|
|SQL Server 2017||September 29, 2017||October 11, 2022||October 12, 2027|
|SQL Server 2019||November 4, 2019||January 7, 2025||January 8, 2030|
Microsoft is providing an Prolonged Safety Updates extension for purchasers who run SQL Server 2008/R2 or Home windows Server 2008/R2. This time although, prospects want to maneuver servers to Microsoft’s Azure platform to obtain “one further yr of free ESUs” based on Microsoft.
For Home windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012, the state of affairs is analogous. Clients could rise up to 3 years of Prolonged Safety Updates, however they should migrate to Azure digital machines for that. The prolonged safety updates come for free of charge in that case, according to Microsoft.
Solely “eligible prospects with Software program Assurance below an Enterprise Settlement should purchase Prolonged Safety Updates for Home windows Server 2012/2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 working on-premises”.
Clients may additionally improve to newer Server releases. Microsoft recommends Home windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2019 as the principle improve targets, and to check Home windows Server 2022.
Server directors could want to check the Prolonged Safety Updates web page on Microsoft’s web site for extra data on the upcoming modifications.
In contrast to Server merchandise, Microsoft’s Home windows 7 working system will not obtain an extension for one more yr.