Read about what end of support means and your options to secure your SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012/R2 and 2008/R2 workloads. Learn more
Extend security updates
Stay covered with three additional years of Extended Security Updates. The Extended Security Updates offer is free of charge only in Azure and can be purchased for on-premises deployments.
Maintain technical support
Use existing Microsoft support agreements, such as Software Assurance, Unified Support, or Premier Support to get technical support for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 with Extended Security Updates.
Microsoft has unique resources to help you migrate and modernize with confidence. Azure Migration and Modernization Program provides expert help with assistance from Microsoft and qualified partners. Microsoft also has free tools to help you start faster, including Azure Migrate for discovery, assessment, and migration.
Migration and Modernization Options
Learn about your options and how to save on continued support for your SQL Server and Windows Server 2012 workloads.
Move to Azure
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Azure Migration and Modernization Program
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What dates do I need to keep in mind?
July 12, 2022
SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates end. SQL Server 2012 end of support.
Jan 10, 2023
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates come to an end.
Oct 10, 2023
The end of support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
Azure Migration & Modernization Center
Resources including tools and guidance to help you move, manage, and secure all your workloads.
Azure Free Account
Try Windows Server and SQL Server in the cloud with an Azure free account.
End of Support On-Demand Webinar
Plan for Windows Server and SQL Server 2012 End of Support with this on-demand webinar.
Data Exposed: Migrate SQL Server to Azure
Join Bob Ward and Anna Hoffman for tips and tricks to migrate to Azure SQL.
Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2022
Learn about all that is new in the latest version of Windows Server.
Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure
Learn how to bring your Windows Server workloads to Azure.
- One additional year of Extended Security Updates is available only on Azure (including Azure VMs, Azure Stack HCI, and Azure VMware Solution).