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A Checklist of 40 Microsoft Software Titles Reaching End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

What kind of Microsoft products does your business use on a regular basis? If you can’t answer this question, you could be in trouble when it comes time to update your crucial applications and operating systems. This is a necessary part of working with technology; if your software can’t be considered secure, you need to upgrade to a more recent, better-functioning tool, or find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Microsoft in particular has a very specific way of handling support for their products. The software giant will provide what’s called “mainstream support,” which involves accepting requests for new features and hotfixes for key issues. Once mainstream support ends, the product enters an “extended support” period, where all warranties end, and the only support your product receives is security updates and patches.

Both of these periods last for five years, meaning that the lifespan of a piece of software is effectively ten years. Once extended support ends, the product reaches its “end of life,” in which Microsoft no longer supports the software at all.

Below, you’ll find a list of all Microsoft products that will reach their end of support date on July 12th, 2016. If your organization is currently using any of this software, you should seriously consider upgrading before it becomes a security discrepancy.

Service Packs Reaching End of Support

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Web
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection for Linux
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection for Mac

Products Moving from Mainstream to Extended Support
Products marked with * expire on July 10th, 2016, rather than July 12th, 2016.

  • * Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Headquarters 2.0
  • * Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Store Operations 2.0
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010 July 12, 2016
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Standard

Products Moving to End of Support

  • Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Connected Services Framework Billing Standard Business Event 3.0
  • Microsoft Connected Services Framework Order Handling Standard Business Event 3.0
  • Microsoft Connected Services Framework Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Connected Services Framework Standard Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Connected Services Framework Standard Server with Standard Business Events 3.0
  • Microsoft Visual J# Version 2.0 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

Is your organization is facing an end-of-life event for any of these technologies? If so, contact NTConnections. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action for replacing your dying software. To learn more, reach out to us at (703) 288-9767.