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Preparing for Windows Server 2008 End of Support

This resource is available in English.

Published: 6/4/2019

With extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ending January 14, 2020, now is the time to start preparing so you avoid any business disruptions. 

Read this e-book to discover how a quick, low-impact migration to Azure will keep regular security updates in place to help prevent attacks, help you remain in compliance with industry regulations, and add intelligent cloud capabilities for the latest innovations—all while using your current skills and familiar Microsoft tools. 

You’ll also learn about:
  • Azure capabilities and benefits—why Azure is the best cloud for Windows Server. 
  • Cost savings—how the Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Reserve Virtual Machine Instances can save you up to 80% on virtual machines.* 
  • Migration strategies—discover the best practices and approaches for your own migration.

*The 80% saving is based on the combination of Windows Server and three-year Azure Reserved Instance. The estimate does not include Software Assurance costs. Sample annual cost comparison of two D2V3 Windows Server VMs. Savings based on two D2V3 VMs in US West 2 Region running 744 hours/month for 12 months; base compute rate at SUSE Linux Enterprise rate for US West 2. Azure pricing as of April 24, 2018. Prices subject to change. Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage.


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