Now that MS Windows Server 2012 is available, you are unlikely to hear much excitement for Windows Server 2008 but it will be around for some time. In fact, Microsoft has extended its mainstream support of the server OS which was previously set to expire on July 9th 2013 to January 15th 2015.
The company will continue to deliver free security fixes for the operating system beyond this cut-off date, however maintenance updates will require the purchase of extended support from Microsoft. According to the company’s revised product life cycle, paid updates for Windows Server 2008 will now be available through to January 14th, 2020. The new dates were largely determined by Microsoft guidelines, which guarantee a minimum five years of support, or in this case, two years of mainstream support beyond the release of the successor product.
If you require ongoing support on MS Server 2008 or wish to consider upgrading to MS Server 2012 please contact a team member at YOU Systems on 01733 563900.