SQL Server and Windows Server 2008

Preparing for end of support.

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End of support is quickly approaching for these releases. Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions.


SQL Server

Support ends for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 on July 9, 2019.


Windows Server

Support ends for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 on January 14, 2020.


Windows 7

Support ends for Windows® 7 and 8.1 on January 14, 2020.

Experience SQL Server 2017 on Windows or Linux.

Microsoft® SQL Server 2017 offers all of the features and benefits you’ve come to expect: smooth performance, tough security and intuitive analytics. Plus, it’s specifically designed to excel in hybrid cloud environments.

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Industry leader

Execute queries and transactions faster with in-memory OLTP — and perform 100x faster.

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Keep your data safe with layers of protection and innovative features such as encryption.

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Real-time intelligence

Gain insights within seconds. Python and R integration give you end-to-end business intelligence.

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Mobile intelligence

Build modern applications using any data, anywhere, anytime — either on premises or in the cloud.

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Advanced analytics

Keep all of your data and analytics in-house and close to home. Analyze your data directly within the SQL Server database using R or Python, and and leverage GPU-accelerated computing.

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Get more out of your database platform.

Improve performance using adaptive query processing. Transform operations usingIn-Memory Online Transaction Procesing (OLTP) and analytics. SQL Server 2017 supports Windows®, Linux® and Docker® containers, and enables development on any platform — no matter if it’s on premises or in the cloud.

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Build it in the cloud with Azure.

Cloud-based SQL makes maintaining applications simple. With Azure®, built-in intelligence learns the patterns of your apps and maximizes performance and reliability over time. Scale without worry of downtime, and work with the tools and applications you prefer.

With Power BI®, SQL Database, SQL Server Stretch Database and SQL Data Warehouse, your SQL Server 2017 solution is jam-packed with complementary products. Experience the full SQL Server 2017 package with Azure in tow.

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