What Does End of Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Mean to My Organization?

The discontinuation of Windows Server 2008 R2 patch deployment means you will stop seeing new patches every month. As long as vendors continue support for Windows Server 2008 R2, third-party patches, required software, and most Worklets will continue to apply and be relevant.

If your organization has a need to continue using Windows Server R2, Microsoft offers Extended Security Updates on a per server basis. For more information, see their FAQ: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/extended-security-updates