Microsoft in 2023 does provide quite a lot of services that will then be dismissed forever, meaning that there are some services that will stop getting updates and upgrades. Windows Server 2012 is now finally getting the Endo f Life extension, Friday (06/01).
A few months ago, Microsoft had made an announcement for Windows Server 2012 users which in early 2023 they will discontinue End of Life users. But finally Microsoft gave a decision that Endo f Life Windows Server 2012 will again be extended until October 10, 2023.
This turns out not only for Windows Server 2012 users, but for IT Admin of Windows Server 2012 R2 which will apply equally to their End of Life. Microsoft certainly knows that it will take a long process for companies to migrate, which makes it a good reason to give a little time.
For this migration process, Microsoft made a suggestion that companies using Windows Server 2012 should at least move everything to Azure VMs. But if you are still using Windows Server services, then it is recommended to use the latest version, namely Windows Server 2022.
But actually these Windows Server 2012 users can still use the service after the End of Life ends, but it will cost you extra because they use Extended Security from Microsoft. Of course the price will be more expensive, considering that this price is getting higher in the case of Windows 7 yesterday.
“Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for Windows Server 2012 – providing up to three years of security updates only. ESUs will continue for three years, renewable on an annual basis, until October 13, 2026.” Microsoft wrote.
As written by Microsoft, where when Windows Server 2012 users extend their security system by paying more, then Microsoft will provide longer support i.e. until October 13, 2026.
While this support stop will be on October 10, 2023, companies can start migrating to the latest version of Windows Server or at least using VM services from Azure.
What do you think? Do you choose to stay on Windows Server 2022 or want to migrate to the latest version? Write your opinion in the comments section.