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End-of-Life (EOL) by Sam C. Chan
 
Last Updated:  August 21, 2018

This is a list of relevant official End-of-Life dates for common products. After the EOL date, vendors are no longer responsible for support the product in question. Security updates  and development will cease.

The Product Support Cycle:

  • Active current product
  • Mainstream support (free & paid product enhancement)
  • Extended support (paid only, security only, no product enhancement)
  • End-of-Life (no support, delisted)

Microsoft default Mainstream support will end 5 years after release, or 2 years after the next SP release, whenever is later. Extended support will end 5 years after that.

Microsoft Operating Systems EOL Date
SBS all versions, all editions see individual server components
Windows Server 2016 active
Windows Server 2012 R2 active
Windows Server 2012 Special Extension announcement
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS 2011) Jan 2015
Windows Server 2008 Jan 2015 (ori. June 2013)
Windows Server 2003 R2 July 2010
Windows Server 2003 March 2007
Exchange Server 2019 announced @Ignite 2017
Exchange Server 2016 active @cu10 v15.01.1531
Exchange Server 2013 active
Exchange Server 2010 (SBS 2011) Jan 2015
Exchange Server 2007 (SBS 2008 & SBS 2008r2) April 10, 2012
Windows 10 July 29, 2020 / 2025 extended
Windows 8.1 Jan 9, 2018 / 2023 extended
Windows 8 (special corporate contract ONLY) Jan 9, 2018 / 2023 extended
Windows 7 sp1 Jan 13, 2015 /Jan 14, 2020 ext
Windows 7 Jan 13, 2015
Vista sp2 Business, Enterprise, Ultimate April 11, 2017 (special extension)
Vista sp2 Home Basic, Premium April 10, 2012
Vista sp1 all editions July 12, 2011
Vista RTM all editions April 13, 2010
Windows XP SP3 Professional & Home April 8, 2014
Windows XP SP2 July 13, 2010
Windows 2000 Professional July 13 2010
Windows 98 Second Edition 2006
Microsoft Applications EOL Date
Streets & Trips 2013 July 14, 2015
Outlook (3 most recent versions supported, see also EXG compatibility
Office 2016 active
Office 2013 April 2018
Office 2010 Oct 2015
Office 2007 Oct 2012
Office 2003 April 2009
Office XP July 12, 2011
Office 2000 July 14, 2009
Office 97 January 16, 2004
Intuit EOL Date
QuickBooks 2018, 2017, 2016Active
QuickBooks 2015~2004 EOL per 3-version rule
QuickBooks 2003 and before 2006
Symantec EOL Date
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 14.2
Active
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 14.0Oct 28, 2016 ~ Mar 29, 2018
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 12.1 & SBE  July 5, 2018
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 12.0 EOLApril 3, 2017
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate edition SAV10 EOL June 21, 2013
Symantec Client Security EOL Notice June 21, 2013
Request Virus Definition update past EOL exception, case-by-case
pcAnywhere EOL AnnouncementDecember 1, 2014
Oracle  
Java support roadmap Java Web Start (plug-in-free)

 

Microsoft SQL Server Express - Version History
Version Release date Mainstream Extended 
SQL Server 2005 Express 2005-11-07 2011-04-12 2016-04-12
SQL Server 2008 Express 2008-11-06 2014-07-08 2019-07-09
SQL Server 2008 R2 Express 2010-07-20 2014-07-08 2019-07-09
SQL Server 2012 Express 2012-05-14 2017-07-11 2022-07-12
SQL Server 2014 Express 2014-04-01 2019-07-09 2024-07-09
SQL Server 2016 Express 2016-06-01 n/a n/a
SQL Server 2017 Express 2017-11-06 n/a n/a
Editions: Enterprise, Standard, Web, Business Intelligence, Workgroup, Express (free)

 

Microsoft Support Provided

Mainstream

Extended support

Paid support (per-incident, per hour, and others)

Security update support

Non-security hotfix support

Requires extended hotfix agreement, purchased within 90 days of mainstream support ending.
No-charge incident support

 

Warranty claims

 

Design changes and feature requests

 

Product-specific information that is available by using the online Microsoft Knowledge Base

Product-specific information that is available by using the Support site at Microsoft Help and Support to find answers to technical questions

Microsoft Service Pack EOL Policy (effective April 13, 2010):

  • 24 months after a newer SP is released for Windows
  • 12 months for Office

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