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Microsoft: Windows 7 Support Ending

Microsoft:  Windows 7 Support Ending

Microsoft:  Windows 7 Support Ending

 

At the height of tax season, Microsoft retired Windows XP and announced the debut of Windows 8.1.  Now the company is warning of other major software changes coming in the next six months.

 

Mainstream support -- the five-year period in which Microsoft provides free patches and fixes for a product.  This period is followed by five years of extended support that includes security patches to no other updates unless the user buys a separate license.  The final stage is the end of support, after which there are no fixes, patches or updates.

 

Service Packs Retiring: Support for the following Service Packs will retire in the next 6 months. Customers should migrate to the next available Service Pack to continue to receive security updates and be eligible for other support options.

 

Service Packs Retiring Effective Date
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 Service Pack 3 Support ends January 13, 2015.
Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Support ends October 14, 2014.
SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Support ends October 14, 2014.
Visual Studio 2012 Remote Tools Support ends January 13, 2015.
Visual Studio 2012 Test Professional
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

 

Key Products Transitioning from Mainstream Support to Extended Support: The following products will be moving into Extended Support in the next 6 months. Extended Support lasts for 5 years and includes security updates at no cost, and paid hotfix support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.

 

Products Moving to Extended Support Effective Date
Dynamics C5 2010 Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Dynamics NAV 2009
Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Exchange Server 2010 Standard
Windows 7 Enterprise Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Windows 7 Enterprise N
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional N
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter N
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate N
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Windows Phone 7.8 Mainstream Support ends September 9, 2014.
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
Windows Server 2008 Foundation
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Mainstream Support ends January 13, 2015.
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic 32-bit
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Embedded
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Embedded 32-bit
Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise Embedded
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard Embedded
Windows Storage Server 2008 Workgroup
Windows Storage Server 2008 Workgroup Embedded

 

Key Products Transitioning from Extended Support to End of Support: The following products will be reaching end of support in the next 6 months. There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

 

Products Moving to End of Support Effective Date
Host Integration Server 2004 Developer Edition Support ends January 13, 2015.
Host Integration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
Host Integration Server 2004 Standard Edition
Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition Support ends October 14, 2014.
Systems Management Server 2003 Support ends January 13, 2015.
Systems Management Server 2003 R2
Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Support ends January 13, 2015.
Virtual Server 2005 Management Pack
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Standard Edition
Virtual Server 2005 Standard Edition
Visual FoxPro 9.0 Professional Edition Support ends January 13, 2015.
Windows CE 5.0 Support ends October 14, 2014.

 

 

 

Source:  http://support.microsoft.com/gp/support-reaching-end-2nd

 

 

 

 

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