Windows Server 2008 Has Retired

14th January 2020

Why Has Windows Server 2008 Retired

Windows Server 2008 was released back in 2008 and has been a huge success for Microsoft. The product was available as a single product or as part of the Microsoft SBS 2011 (Small Business Server) When the lifetime of Windows Server 2008 reaches its retirement date it will have spanned more than a decade but Microsoft have an 'End of Life' policy on the product which means that after 14th January 2020, no further support, bug fixes or important security updates will be applied tot he software.

It's important that businesses do not use Windows Server 2008 after the 'End of Life' date as they will no longer receive updates including important security fixes. Windows updates are continuously patching security loopholes that otherwise hackers may exploit and once the updates stop, so to do the security patches. The longer you continue to use Windows Server 2008, the more vulnerable it will become posing a large cyber security risk to your business.

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