SQL Server 2008 End-of-Life Approaching

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) will reach end-of-life in July. The database will no longer receive any updates or security patches from Microsoft after that date and Microsoft is urging users to migrate to another database platform.

Burli will also end its support for SQL Server 2008 at the same time. We have no reason to think Burli will stop working with SQL Server 2008 on that date, but all new releases and patches from Burli beyond that date will assume at least SQL Server 2012 R2 SP4, and may include commands or functions not supported by the older database.

We recommend SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2016 as replacements. Both are widely used with Burli worldwide.

SQL Server 2012 also works well with Burli, but we’d recommend using something newer if you have the choice. If you have a spare SQL Server 2012 R2 license and wish to make use of it, that’s fine; the database will be supported by Microsoft (presuming you’re on Service Pack 4) until mid-2022.

And while we’re talking about such things, it’s worth noting that Windows 7 reaches the end of its road in January 2020.

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