Where is 2012 going? It seems like just yesterday I filed away my planner for 2011 and crack open that fresh page to January 2012. Now that we are racing towards Spring, you might want to highlight a few of these special dates for the future.
Here are some future “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 (no more extended support), so start thinking about your budget cycles and internal support needs for the next few years.
Windows XP – 4/8/2014
Server 2003 – 7/14/2015
Windows Vista – 4/11/2017
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.
SQL Server 2005 SP 3 -1/10/2012
Exchange 2010 SP 1 – 1/8/2013
Office 2007 SP 2 – 1/8/2013
For more information about other Microsoft Server products, check out the Lifecycle Info for Server Products list. – http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeSelectServ
** 11/21/14 Update **
For some current end of life dates – visit this post. Interested in learning more about getting away from on-prem Exchange and Office? Check out these courses from the Microsoft Virtual Academy –