On July 9th, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2008. That means the countdown is on with a little over one month left on the clock before regular security updates end and organizations running these workloads will be exposed to possible cyber-attacks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end with SQL Server 2008. In January, Windows Server 2008 will reach end of support (EOS). Like death and taxes, EOS is inevitable for almost all software products, which is why it’s smart to start assessing your ongoing risk from product retirement.
As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to share and reflect on some of the exciting news recently announced at AWS re:Invent – the world’s largest gathering of the global AWS community – and the developments we’re most excited about for our customers heading into 2019.