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Nov 18 2008   1:23PM GMT

Do you support Windows 2000? – Heed the support lifecycle calendar

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Microsoft has updated their product support lifecycle calendar. For those of you who support Windows 2000 you will need to understand the support options available to you.

Windows 2000 Professional

    • On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 Professional will end.
    • Self-Help Online Support will be available after this date.
    • Custom Support will be available. Pricing and other details to be available soon.

 

Windows 2000 Server

    • On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 Server will end.
    • Self-Help Online Support will be available after this date.
    • Custom Support will be available. Pricing and other details to be available soon.

 

Window XP support lifecycle is described as below:

 

Windows XP

    • Mainstream Support for Windows XP will continue until April 14, 2009.
    • On this date, Windows XP will transition to the Extended Support phase which will be available until April 8, 2014.
    • Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010.  Service Pack 3 (SP3) will need to be installed after this date to remain in a supported state.
    • Any extensions to the sales date, do NOT change the Mainstream and Extended Support dates.

Go to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle website for details on support policy on various products. You can also signup to get a quarterly Support Lifecycle newsletter to stay on top of this issue.

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