Microsoft ending support

On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will discontinue extended support of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. This officially ends the lifecycle of this SQL version and Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or security updates. For more details on Microsoft’s lifecycle policy and to search for the planned or past support dates of other Microsoft products, see the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy .

What does this mean for me?

Once Microsoft stops supporting these applications in SQL 2008, there will be:

  • No support for errors opening SQL-based programs in SQL 2008
  • No support installing, uninstalling, or reinstalling SQL-based programs in SQL 2008
  • No support for any program issue that may be affected by SQL 2008. In these cases, Support will make the determination about whether SQL 2008 is affecting the program and whether upgrading is an appropriate troubleshooting step.

More reasons to update

You should upgrade so that you can have full use and support of your applications. If you don’t upgrade from SQL 2008:

  • You will no longer be HIPAA compliant
  • You can’t retrieve application updates. This means no fixes for known issues, no new program features, and no compliance updates.
  • You won’t be able to integrate with other CS Professional Suite applications.
  • You won’t receive security and performance enhancements.

As a Microsoft and e-MDs partner, we can assure that you are properly licensed and perform the upgrade, if required, to keep your network HIPAA compliant.

We would like to set up a quick phone call with you and review your licensing. Please contact us at 602-368-1203 or email us at , and we are happy to check on your current licensing.