Today we are announcing general availability of SQL Server Premium Assurance, a new offering that enables flexibility to keep systems running without disruption while modernizing on your own schedule.
When you purchase Premium Assurance, you receive “critical” and “important” security updates and bulletins during the six years after the End of Extended Support. This means you can get up to 16 years of total support beginning with SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 versions.
To learn more about SQL Server Premium Assurance and its companion offering Windows Server Premium Assurance, visit the announcement on Hybrid Cloud blog. You can get the lowest price and lock in savings if you purchase Premium Assurance through June 2017. Prices will increase over time, so act now!