End of Mainstream support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2

We would like to remind all customers that Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 has ended on July 8, 2014. Microsoft is ending support for these products as part of our Support Lifecycle policy, found in http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle

Customers are encouraged to prepare and execute on their upgrade and/or sustained engineering plans as early as possible for these SQL versions.  Remaining current on your SQL Server version ensures that your product remains supported per the Support Lifecycle policy. 
Additionally, your software benefits from the many enhancements, fixes, and security updates provided through the latest releases.

For both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft will continue to provide technical support which also includes security updates during the duration of extended support.  See the table below for extended support end date.  Non-security hotfixes for these versions will be offered only to customers who have an Extended Hotfix Support agreement.  Please refer to Extended Hotfix Support – Microsoft for more information.

  

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

Service Pack Support
  End Date

SQL Server 2008

11/6/2008

7/8/2014

7/9/2019

4/13/2010

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

3/31/2009

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

10/11/2011

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

9/24/2010

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

10/9/2012

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

10/6/2011

Review Note

Review Note

 

SQL Server 2008 R2

7/20/2010

7/8/2014

7/9/2019

7/10/2012

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

7/12/2011

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

10/8/2013

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2

7/26/2012

Review Note

Review Note

 

 

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