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Product End-of-Life (EOL) by Sam C. Chan
First Published: 2005 Last Updated: November 5, 2020 CHART: W10 Timeline

This is a compilation of relevant official End-of-Life dates for strategic mission-critical products. Post EOL, vendor support ceases. No security/compatibility updates, no feature enhancement. Support KBs, along with all references to them, are purged.


Quick Reference, chronological:
  • Impending EOLs: Adobe Flash Player, W10-1909 (@May 2021), Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 definition update, Quickbook 2018, W10-2004, Office 2013, SQL 2012, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2 (@2023)
Quick Reference, by product line:
  • Server 2019: 2029 | s2016 2027 | s2012R2 2023 | s2012 jul2022 | s2008R2/sbs2011 2015
  • SQL: 2019 PREVIEW 2017 CURRENT | 2016sp2 2026 | 2012sp4 jul2022 | 2008 jul2019
  • Windows 10-20H2 CURRENT | w8.1 jan2023 | w7sp1 jan2020 | XPsp3 apr2014
  • Office 365 CURRENT | 2019 CURRENT | 2016 oct2025 | 2013 n/a | 2010 oct2020
  • Outlook 2019 CURRENT | Thunderbird 78 ESR CURRENT, 52 final x86
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2 & 15 (cloud-only) CURRENT | 12.1 RU5 Jul2018
  • Quickbooks, QBES N-3 annual EOL end-of -May: up-coming May 31, 2021 all 2018
  • misc: Adobe Flash Player Dec2020

Rel. Date | Final SP | EOL1 | EOL2 | spec ext | ESU

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 Mainstream Support will be provided for five years, or for two years after the successor product (N+1, where N=product version) is released, whichever is longer. Microsoft will also provide Extended Support for the five years following Mainstream Support or for two years after the second successor product (N+2) is released, whichever is longer.

Microsoft Operating Systems EOL Date
Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials active
Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials active
Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials Oct 2018 / Oct 10, 2023
Windows Server 2012 Special Extension announcement
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS 2011) Jan 2015 Announcement
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 oct2025 extended
Office 2013 April 2018
Office 2010 Oct 2015/Oct 13 2020 extended
Office 2007 Oct 2012
Office 2003 April 2009
Office XP July 12, 2011
Office 2000 July 14, 2009
Office 97 January 16, 2004
Windows Live Mail (part of Win Essentials 2012) Jan 10, 2017
Intuit EOL Date
QuickBooks 2019, 2018, 2017 Active
QuickBooks 2016~2004 EOL per 3-version rule
QuickBooks 2003 and before 2006
Broadcom (formerly Symantec) EOL Date
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 14.3 RU1
Active
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 14.0 Oct 28, 2016 ~ Mar 29, 2018
Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE & SEP Cloud Nov 2, 2020
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 12.1 & SBE July 5, 2018
Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 12.0 EOL April 3, 2017
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate edition SAV10 EOL June 21, 2013
Symantec Client Security EOL Notice June 21, 2013
Norton Online Backup (mig to Norton 360) July 1, 2020
Request Virus Definition update past EOL exception, case-by-case
pcAnywhere EOL Announcement December 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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