August 18, 2019
As you may have heard, Microsoft has announced that they will also be dropping support for Windows 2008 and MS SQL Server 2008 in January 2020 just a few months away.
Although certain versions of infoRouter will still run on some of these platforms, we have no choice but to follow suit and drop support for these platforms as well.
As for supported infoRouter versions, we are dropping support for any infoRouter versions below and including 8.3.x (which was released 24 November 2014) as of April 1, 2020. We will be dropping support for versions below and including 8.5.138 (which was released 12 July 2016) on January 1, 2021.
From now on, we will be announcing supported versions end dates well in advance so as to give you enough time to plan and schedule upgrades and migrations.
We would like to remind you to stay away from unsupported products such as “express” editions of databases and OS platforms not meant for production. So, we invite our customers to upgrade to the latest version of infoRouter making sure to comply with infoRouter System requirements.
You may also know that version 8.6 (released on 26 January, 2018) of infoRouter introduced critical security upgrades for quite a few security risks introduced in the recent years and we feel that running earlier versions of infoRouter [especially on older OS platforms] exposes organizations to undue risk.
In some cases, customers will have to plan for migrating to supported OS versions such as Windows 2016 and Windows 2019 and upgrade to the latest version of infoRouter. Our customers are strongly advised to plan for and schedule these upgrades as soon as possible.
Our website contains multiple documentation on how to migrate infoRouter instances to other servers with higher Windows operating systems.
Please review the Release notes section of our website for information on all infoRouter versions.
Also visit the server migration section of our website for information on how to migrate infoRouter to higher OS versions.
If you need any help do not hesitate to contact our support department.