Say Goodbye to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Windows 2008 was born on February 2018 and Microsoft released Windows 2008 R2 on October 2009. I think, Windows 2008 R2 was one of most popular Windows servers in history. Windows 2008 has lot of new features compare to Windows 2003. Windows 2008 R2 was includes lot of new features for virtualization such as Live Migration.

Now, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 are old men. We have to say goodbye to these guys in this year and next year.

Microsoft announced their retirement date:

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 – January 14, 2020

If you have services that needs to Windows Server 2008 (R2), it’s time to migrate services to Windows Server 2012 R2 and above. It has cost for you but the cost is for support otherwise you can keep your services on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 but after applying all security recommendation, operating system without support is still a big risk.

In addition of these lovely guys, some other Microsoft’s products will be retired next year:

Product End of Support Date
SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 July 9, 2019
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 January 14, 2020
Exchange Server 2010 January 14, 2020
Windows 7 January 14, 2020
Windows 7 for Embedded Systems January 14, 2020
Office 2010 client October 13, 2020
SharePoint 2010 October 13, 2020
Project Server 2010 October 13, 2020
Windows Embedded Standard 7 October 13, 2020

See Also

[Review]: Microsoft Server Performance Advisor

What’s New Windows Server 2019

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

2 Responses

  1. nuno says:

    Acho que devido ao grande falhanço da microsoft com o win10, a unica forma da microsoft garantir o seu investimento é realmente suicidar o mais estável os dos ultimos tempos. é pena que pessoas com uma certa lucidez façam, de uma forma cega, a defesa de corporações cujas intenções são superlativas aos interesses do verdadeiro interesse do conhecimento
    att:
    antonio

    • Hi Antonio,
      I had to translate your comment to understand it.
      I don’t want to defend any company, it was just news and you are free to choose your operating system from proprietary products or open-source.
      Anyway, thank you for read my post and thanks for comment.

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