Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2014: A New Layer of Protection for Your Data

Dustin-Lee Duxbury

As the digital landscape evolves, so does the need for robust security measures.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Logo

Recognising this, Microsoft have announced the launch of Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for SQL Server 2014, available from June 1, 2024, in the CSP catalog. This initiative is a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to providing continuous protection for your critical data, even beyond the mainstream support lifecycle.

Key Dates and Details:

  • Availability Date: June 1, 2024
  • Workspace: General
  • Impacted Audience: CSP partners, CSP- Hosters, and SPLA partners
  • ESU Coverage Period: July 10, 2024 to July 8, 2025

What Are Extended Security Updates (ESUs)? Extended Security Updates are a lifeline for businesses that require additional time to manage the transition from older software versions to newer ones. They offer an extra layer of security for your SQL Server 2014 installations, ensuring that your systems remain protected against emerging threats.

How Will ESUs Benefit You?

  • Continued Security: Receive critical security updates, safeguarding your systems against vulnerabilities.
  • Billing Flexibility: Purchases made before July 10, 2024, will be billed within the period of purchase, providing financial convenience.
  • Extended Coverage: Enjoy peace of mind with update coverage that extends from July 10, 2024, until July 8, 2025, past the initial purchase period.

At Wanstor, we understand the importance of security in maintaining the integrity of your data and operations. With the launch of ESUs for SQL Server 2014, we are ensuring that your transition to newer technologies is seamless and secure. Mark your calendars for this significant update and stay ahead in the realm of data security.

For more information on Extended Security Updates and how to acquire them, please speak with our licensing experts at Wanstor.

Stay Protected, Stay Ahead.