Webinar: What Does SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 End of Support Mean for Your Organization?*

Learn the Benefits of Migrating SQL 2008 to Azure

Where: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2018
Time: 2pm - 3pm EST

End of support for SQL Server® and Windows Server® 2008 is quickly approaching. Businesses that make the shift to Microsoft® Azure® are less likely to suffer from critical system exposure and downtime. While Microsoft commits to supporting software as defined by their lifecycle policy, “End of Support” means the end of regular security updates. With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, running apps and data on unsupported versions can create significant security and compliance risks.

Join us on December 5th as we team up with Microsoft and DSI to discuss your workload migration options, including the latest versions of SQL Server and Windows Server, plus how to get extended support throughout.

Webinar attendees will have access to a VIP offer for a SQL End-of-life Assessment, courtesy of Insight and Microsoft.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the implications of End of Support for SQL Server 2008
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Best Practices
  • Azure Hybrid Benefits
  • Migration next steps – how we can help you make the move

*Please note that this webinar will be hosted in English, however we will be able to answer questions in French.


About the Speakers


Stephen Giles
Director of Data Platform Maturity, Dimensional Strategies Inc

As Director of Data Platform Maturity, Stephen serves as trusted advisor to help DSI’s customers take a more holistic view of their data. This includes assisting businesses in modernizing and consolidating their data platforms, reduce data silos to take better advantage of existing data streams, as well as helping them understand the importance in leveraging cloud technologies.

Randy Felton
Sr. Pre-Sales System Engineer, Insight Canada

Randy is the Azure Pre-Sales Engineer for Canada and handles all technical sales delivery calls for customers. His responsibilities include, Azure technical discussions, Azure demonstrations, new Azure customer on-boarding and Azure portal training. Randy has been with Insight Enterprises for over 13 years and has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, with involvement in Mainframe, Client Server and Cloud platforms.

Featured sponsors:

MicrosoftDimensional Strategies

Join us on December 5th

Learn the Benefits of Migrating SQL 2008 to Azure