Windows End Of Support
Below are the Windows end of support dates for some Microsoft products. Make a note if you are running any of these products. If you are then it is worthwhile to put a plan in place to migrate onto a current version.
Once the products go end of support, it means the Microsoft won’t be providing any further support or security patches for them.
This is important because from a security perspective it makes them more attractive targets for hackers as they know that security vulnerabilities won’t be patched.
End of Support Life Dates
SQL Server 2008 9 July 2019 (already expired)
Windows 7 14 January 2020
Windows Server 2008R2 14 January 2020
Exchange Server 2010 14 January 2020
SQL Server 2012 12 July 2022
What are your options?
The two main options are (a) upgrade to the later version of Windows, SQL or Exchange or (b) start moving your servers to the cloud.
Option (b) is probably a better idea if you currently have server hardware that is also close to expiry.