MainSpecial OffersMicrosoft SQL and Softline can help you to unleash the power from your data
Microsoft SQL and Softline can help you to unleash the power from your data
Why should you upgrade?
Mitigate risks with platform security and compliance
There will be no access to critical security updates, opening the potential for business interruptions and loss of data.
Upgrade to better cost efficiency
Maintaining legacy servers, firewalls, intrusion systems, and other tools can get expensive quickly.
Modernize to innovate
Grow your environments with data, analytics and the cloud.
More than an upgrade
With SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, you don’t just get an update – you get in-memory performance across workloads, mission-critical high availability and built-in security features to help protect your data at rest and in motion.
#1 OLTP performance 1
#1 DW performance on 1TB 2, 10TB 3, and 30TB 4
#1 OLTP price/performance 5
#1 DW price/performance on 1TB 2, 10TB 3, and 30TB 4
End of support offers for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2
Save up to 85% with Azure Hybrid Benefit
Save even more when you migrate your SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances, a fully managed, “version-free” database-as-a service, or to Azure virtual machines with the Azure Hybrid Benefit.
Extended Security Updates for on-premises environments
Customers with Software Assurance or subscription licenses may purchase Extended Security Updates for 3 years of security updates for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Customers can purchase Extended Security Updates for only the servers they need to cover.
Free Extended Security Updates in Azure
Lift and shift your SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads to Azure with no application code change right away. This gives you more time to plan your upgrade to newer versions such as SQL Server 2017 or Windows Server 2016 running in Azure.