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End of support is near

Talk to your Windows Server and SQL customers today, help them migrate to the cloud tomorrow.

Don’t let SQL Server and Windows Server end of support sneak up on you

Extended support ends on July 9, 2019 for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and January 14, 2020 for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Prepare yourself and your SMB customers for end of support (EOS) by learning about the potential impacts to security, costs, and business disruptions – use this as an opportunity to help customers upgrade to the most current security and innovation technologies in the cloud.

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Your quick-start guide for Windows Server EOS

Get the facts and learn about the options you can offer your customers to transform their Windows Server workloads.

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Help your customers avoid SQL Server EOS risks

With a variety of upgrade scenarios, you can help customers modernize their data platforms.

More resources to help you get ready and go to market

Browse for training, proposals, customer decks and more to help you prepare your staff and educate your customers on the benefits of upgrading now.

Windows Server and SQL Server

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Windows Server and SQL Server end of support customer deck

Frame the conversation with your customers to help them understand the risks of unsupported software and the benefits and pathways to modernization.

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Windows Server and SQL Server extended security updates datasheet

Overview of the options for customers to buy extended security updates for servers running Windows Server or SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

Windows Server

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Leading Edge webinar: Prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support

Find out how to assess your current customers’ technology, migrate those who need to modernize and optimize your resources for hybrid cloud workloads.

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Windows Server migration partner play overview

A single-slide overview of the business value, sales scenarios, targeting and more.

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Cloud migration and modernization playbook

An in-depth playbook providing detailed guidance for business and technical staff to build a migration or modernization practice.

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Azure proactive proposal for Windows Server 2008 EOS

Get ahead of the curve. Use this email template to inform customers of the effects of end of support and their options moving forward.

SQL Server

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Leading Edge webinar: SQL Server 2008 end of support is near. Are you ready?

Learn how to mitigate risk, migrate customers to Azure and how you can use the SQL Server end-of-support offer.

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Partner opportunity playbook: Migrate customers to SQL Server

By building and delivering on a competitive database migration offering you can address your customer’s needs and grow your revenue.

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StepUp webinar: Leverage SQL Server by moving to Azure virtual machines

Learn from Azure infrastructure and data experts how to modernize the data estate using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

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Azure proactive proposal for SQL Server 2008 EOS

Get the conversations started early. Use this email template to educate your SQL Server customers on the benefits of upgrading their data platforms.

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