Is your database server secure?

Last updated: 3rd July 2019

On 9 July 2019 extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ends.


What does this mean for you?
Although SQL Server 2008 will continue to run, Microsoft will only be offering security updates and only to customers that purchase extended support or migrate their database to Azure. Without updates, the security of your database could become compromised, with any new vulnerabilities being exploited. This puts your data potentially at risk from hackers.


So what can you do?
If you upgrade to Microsoft’s latest version of their SQL database, not only will this ensure you receive support against the latest security vulnerabilities but you will also experience better functionality and performance as well.


What are my upgrade options?
You have several options as to how or where you want to upgrade your SQL databases:

  • New physical server
  • New Virtual Machine (VM)
  • New VM in Azure
  • Azure SQL server service


For further information on your upgrade options please visit:


If you need help with upgrading or want to discuss licencing and implementation we are here to answer your queries – just call us on 01974 200 201


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