July 30th: Windows Server 2008 EOS AMA

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On January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation—save the date and bring your questions to the Windows Server 2008 EOS Ask Microsoft Anything" (AMA) event. On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, we’ll have members of the Windows Server Product Team on hand to answer your questions live:

  • Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager
  • Elden Christensen, Principle Program Manager
  • Ned Pyle, Principle Program Manager
  • Rob Hindman, Senior Program Manager


For more than 20 years, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for enterprise workloads—but the cloud is increasingly an alternative destination. And as extended support ends for workloads on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14 2020, it could be time to evaluate new options that help you innovate and modernize with cloud technologies. The rapid growth of cloudbased services means you’ve got more options—and more questions—about best approaches for business-critical services and applications. Prepare for Windows Server 2008 EOS and migrate your applications to Azure to accelerate innovation with improved cost-savings and security.


What is an AMA?

An AMA is a live, online, text-based question-and-answer event like a "YamJam" on Yammer or an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.


How does it work?

To submit a question, simply visit the Windows Server AMA space starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 30th and click Start a new conversation—and do this for each new question.


What if can’t attend at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time?

No problem. The Windows Server AMA space will open up at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 29th and remain open until 11:00 a.m. on July 30th. At the end of the AMA, the Windows Server AMA space will close and become a read-only resource. We will post a final recap within 72 hours—and you can continue the discussion in our Windows Server community space.


Where can I learn more about migrating Windows Server 2008 EOS workloads?

Check out the Windows Server migration guide. This is the perfect resource to help you get you started with your Windows Server 2008 EOS transition.


Don't miss this chance to get answers to your questions. We hope to see you there!



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