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Servers, first and third party workloads, traditional apps, and other infrastructure roles
Every 2 - 3 years
5 years of Mainstream support
+5 years of Extended support
|All available Windows Server editions||All customers through all channels||Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience|
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End of Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2
Leipzig, 02/01/2019 – Extended support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 is ending on 14 January 2020. However, in just six months – on 9 July 2019 – extended support ends for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. Microsoft will no longer offer regular feature and security updates for these versions. What do you need to do?
How to run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019
Leipzig, 01/01/2019 – What now? It’s an obvious question when we read the decision by Microsoft: Office 365 ProPlus will no longer be supported on the new Windows Server 2019. But what are our options if we still want to use the latest technology? Sabrina Rohenroth, Team Manager Specialised Sales Microsoft at COMPAREX Germany, investigated the issue and came to the fortunate conclusion: It works after all!