Microsoft has announced that the SQL Server 2012 version is to end support on July 12, 2022. SQL Server 2008 version has already reached extended support.
The end of support for these versions means the end of regular security updates or support which will no longer have any patches for new vulnerabilities. Microsoft will not be able to provide support if an organization encounters a bug or error resulting from their SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012 implementation.
With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, running applications and data on unsupported versions can create significant security and compliance risks. Specifically, known vulnerabilities can cause security issues. This means that once the end of support date lapses, a severe error or bug in SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012 could have dramatic, potentially even fatal, impacts on business operations.
Please note that advanco will not be supporting the SQL Server versions that the end of support has been reached as well.
As a recommendation to remain compliant, we offer you the following:
• Upgrade SQL Server version to a newer or preferably SQL Server 2019 version.
• Update ARC Platform to the latest version (6.9.0). ARC Platform 6.6.0 and earlier versions are not fully
compatible with SQL Server 2014 and newer versions. ARC Platform will not be in compliance with SQL Server 2012 and earlier versions in future releases.
For the official announcements from Microsoft, follow the below links below:
- SQL Version 2008 End of Support
- SQL Version 2012 End of Support
Please contact us, if you have any more questions.
Advanco customer support team