Microsoft releases warning over end-of-life services, from July 9th 2019 the end of products support and security updates for SQL Server 2008.
Prepare for SQL Server 2008 end of support
On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates.
Customers who use SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 products and services should upgrade to the latest version of SQL Server on-premises or re-host to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, a version-less offering that eliminates the need for future upgrades. Or, migrate to Microsoft Azure virtual machines to take advantage of 3 additional years of Critical security updates at no additional charge and modernize when ready.
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