SQL 2008 End of Support

With end of support coming, now is the perfect time to shift to the cloud. Rely on WatServ to get you there.

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Did you know that Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2?

If your business’ on-premise Microsoft workloads are running on these versions, now is the time to act. After the end of support (EOS) dates, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates and patches — leaving you at risk of security threats, compliance issues and lost opportunities for innovation.


As your team prepares for end of support, WatServ is here to help.

SQL Server ends July 9, 2019 and Windows Server ends January 14, 2020.

Migrate your Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 to Azure now with no application code changes and get three more years of security updates after EOS at no additional cost.

Our Process

Our process begins with a free, no-obligation assessment.


Assess the impact of end of support across your SQL and server assets.


Provide a cost analysis of running your servers and databases in Azure.


Recommend a migration plan and design to provide security updates through to 2023.

Why WatServ?


Rely on over a decade of experience.

Our skilled team has worked with clients of all sizes – and in various industries and countries – to maintain and secure a variety of cloud environments.

Free up your IT team's time.

Let us handle your cloud build so your IT team can focus on delivering your most important and core business needs.

Stay current and competitive.

Public cloud platform features change every day. Our team is laser-focused on helping you stay current so you can remain competitive.

Get up and running faster.

Thanks to our rapid cloud adoption methodology, your business will get to the cloud quickly, while always following best practices.

Enjoy 24x7x365 support.

With access to premium support, day or night, WatServ is always on. We are available to support your migration needs at any time.