As the first in a series of podcasts discussing the benefits of digital transformation, we decided to take a closer look at the impact of end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 happening on July 9, 2019. For organizations still running business-critical applications on this legacy platform, it’s an ideal opportunity to move to the cloud and increase agility while driving down costs.

To help us explore these opportunities, Mike Baiano, BrainScale Cloud Architect, caught up with Tim Walton of Microsoft. As a Partner Technology Strategist, Tim helps clients succeed by leveraging the power of Azure. Tim and I enjoyed a great conversation about the virtues of upgrading to the latest SQL Server editions and related database technologies available on Azure. We also talked about the benefits of modernization, the advantages of hybrid cloud as enterprises transform, and how to make the most this opportunity to help your business succeed.

Have a listen and be sure to give us your feedback! We’d love to know what topics you’d like us to explore next in this ongoing podcast series.

To learn more about making your enterprise ready for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Life Support, click Here.