Microsoft to offer option of 16 years of Windows Server, SQL Server support through new Premium Assu
Microsoft is introducing a new support offering for customers with Software Assurance on Dec. 8.
The company is rolling out in early 2017 Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance , which add six more years of support beyond the current 10. During the six years of Premium Assurance, customers will get Security updates and bulletins that are rated “Critical or “Important.”
Microsoft officials said in a blog post the new extended support will help those who need to “continue to meet compliance requirements and ensure security on systems you aren’t ready to update.” They also are positioning the extended support option as offering “flexibility as you move to the cloud.” 
 By Mary Jo Foley for ZDNet