Welcome 2012! Now Start Planning for 2013 and Beyond.

As you file away your planner for 2011 and crack open that fresh page to January 2012, you might want to highlight a few of these special dates for the future.  Here are some upcoming “end of life” dates for some Microsoft products you might still have floating around on your network. Some will be supported for several more years, but it never hurts to keep your eye on the horizon.
 
These dates are the end of support life for the product as a whole, so start thinking about your budget cycles and internal support needs for the next few years.
  • Windows XP – 4/8/2014
  • Windows Vista – 4/11/2017
  • Server 2003 – 7/14/2015
  • Exchange Server 2007 – 4/11/2017
  • SQL Server 2000 – 4/9/2013
  • SQL Server 2005 – 4/12/2016
  • Office 2003 – 4/8/2014
  • Office 2007 – 10/10/2017
These dates are for specific service packs for these products, so be sure to install the latest available service pack, if you haven’t already.
  • SP 3 for SQL Server 2005 -1/10/2012
  • SP 1 for Exchange 2010 – 1/8/2013
  • SP 2 for Office 2007 – 1/8/2013
For more information about other Microsoft Server products, check out the Lifecycle Info for Server Products list.
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