Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.
This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Express with Advanced Services, Standard, Standard Edition for Small Business, Web, Workgroup
Support for this product has ended. See migration guidance below.
|Listing||Start Date||Mainstream End Date||Extended End Date|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2008||11/06/2008||07/08/2014||07/09/2019|
|Version||Start Date||End Date|
|Service Pack 4||07/07/2014||07/09/2019|
|Service Pack 3||10/06/2011||10/13/2015|
|Service Pack 2||09/24/2010||10/09/2012|
|Service Pack 1||03/31/2009||10/11/2011|
Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available for the Datacenter, Standard, Enterprise, Web, Workgroup, and Embedded editions of this product, for up to an additional three years past the end of support.
- Extended Security Update Program (ESU)
- SQL Release Services Blog
- Migration guidance
- Service pack policy
For IA64 only, SP3 will be supported until 7/9/2019.
- Express with Advanced Services
- Standard Edition for Small Business