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When you hear ‘Microsoft Out of Support’ mentioned it may not be clear what that actually means. We’ll explain it below, as well as advise on some of the key dates relevant to Microsoft Products.

What does Microsoft Out of Support mean?

Very simply it means that an item of Microsoft software or a Microsoft operating system will no longer be updated by Microsoft. The software or operating system will continue to operate, but will no longer receive updates.

Microsoft usually reduces support in a step called Extended Support before finally ending all support.

Extended Support means that the products won’t receive any new features or changes anymore, and updates will focus on fixing security issues and major stability issues only.

End-of-Support means there are no further updates of any kind. The lack of ongoing security updates means that the relevant software and operating system will become increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. You should note that no amount of security software (Anti-virus, anti-spam, cyber protection) can prevent this. Therefore at end-of-support (before preferably!), you should plan to upgrade accordingly.

You will find the Microsoft Out-of-support dates for Office, PC operating systems and server operating systems below. If you are operating with any items that are out-of-date, please contact us for advice on upgrading.

Microsoft Office Out-of-Support dates

If you are using Microsoft Office  the out-of-support dates are as follows:

Extended Support Mainstream Support
Office 2010 no longer supported October 13, 2020
Office 2013 no longer supported April 11, 2023
Office 2016 October 13, 2020 October 14, 2025
Office 2019 October 10, 2023 October 14, 2025

Pre-Windows-10

Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
Windows 7, service pack 1* January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020

Windows-10

Windows 10 version history Date of availability End of service for Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions End of service for Enterprise and Education editions
Windows 10, version 2004 May 27, 2020 December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
Windows 10, version 1909 November 12, 2019 May 11, 2021 May 10, 2022**
Windows 10, version 1903 May 21, 2019 December 8, 2020 December 8, 2020
Windows 10, version 1809 November 13, 2018 November 10, 2020*** May 11, 2021**
Windows 10, version 1803 April 30, 2018 November 12, 2019 November 10, 2020
Windows 10, version 1709 October 17, 2017 April 9, 2019 October 13, 2020***
Windows 10, version 1703 April 5, 2017* October 9, 2018 October 8, 2019
Windows 10, version 1607 August 2, 2016 April 10, 2018 April 9, 2019
Windows 10, version 1511 November 10, 2015 October 10, 2017 October 10, 2017
Windows 10, released July 2015 (version 1507) July 29, 2015 May 9, 2017 May 9, 2017

Server Operating Systems

Server operating systems Preceding service packs Current service pack and date of availability
Windows Server, version 1909 (Datacenter, Standard) Not applicable November 12, 2019
Windows Server, version 1809 (Datacenter, Standard) Not applicable November 13, 2018
Windows Server 2019 (Datacenter, Essentials, Standard) Not applicable November 13, 2018
Windows Server, version 1803 (Datacenter, Standard) Not applicable April 30, 2018
Windows Server, version 1709 (Datacenter, Standard) Not applicable October 17, 2017
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Essentials, Standard) Not applicable October 15, 2016
Windows Storage Server 2016 Not applicable October 15, 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2 Not applicable October 18, 2013
Windows Server 2012 Not applicable October 30, 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 Not applicable SP1 February 22, 2011
Windows Server 2008 SP1 (Windows Server 2008 was released including SP1) SP2 April 20, 2009

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