Microsoft Out of Support Dates

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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 If you are operating with any items that are out-of-date, please contact us for advice on upgrading.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 SupportMainstream Support
Office 2010no longer supportedOctober 13, 2020
Office 2013no longer supportedApril 11, 2023
Office 2016October 13, 2020October 14, 2025
Office 2019October 10, 2023October 14, 2025

Pre-Windows-10

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

Windows-10

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

Server Operating Systems

Server operating systemsPreceding service packsCurrent service pack and date of availability
Windows Server, version 1909 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableNovember 12, 2019
Windows Server, version 1809 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableNovember 13, 2018
Windows Server 2019 (Datacenter, Essentials, Standard)Not applicableNovember 13, 2018
Windows Server, version 1803 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableApril 30, 2018
Windows Server, version 1709 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableOctober 17, 2017
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Essentials, Standard)Not applicableOctober 15, 2016
Windows Storage Server 2016Not applicableOctober 15, 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2Not applicableOctober 18, 2013
Windows Server 2012Not applicableOctober 30, 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2Not applicable SP1February 22, 2011
Windows Server 2008 SP1(Windows Server 2008 was released including SP1) SP2April 20, 2009

Microsoft Upgrade Advice

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