If your organization is like many, the fall is preparation and planning time
"This means buzz words like 'roadmaps,' 'strategic priorities' and 'growth drivers' start flying around in abundance. And yes, those are all important. But what makes detailed IT planning even more important this year are two critical events from Microsoft - the end of support of SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. If you've waited until now to start a migration plan for SQL Server 2008, you've got some catching up to do as the end of support date has already passed. And for your Windows Server 2008 environments, the end of support date is coming in January 2020. With staff out for the holidays, peak shopping season, and end of the year wrap up, this date can pose a serious challenge.
And while it is tempting to cross your fingers and hope that everything is ok, we highly discourage that approach. This blog outlines the risks of doing nothing about your EOL environment..."
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