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Mar 5 2009   9:18PM GMT

Microsoft announces a Support Lifecycle Informational Update newsletter

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Microsoft has created a new resource for customers – the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Informational Update.  This quarterly newsletter highlights current information regarding the support of Microsoft products and includes:

·         News and information on the Support Lifecycle policy and programs

·         Key products currently transitioning to different phases of the Support Lifecycle

    o   Mainstream Support to Extended Support

        o   Extended Support to Non-Support

    o   Mainstream Support to Non-Support

        o   Service packs going out of support

·         A three-year calendar of Microsoft products and where they are in the Support Lifecycle

·         Resources and links to additional information


Understanding where your products are in the Support Lifecycle will help you plan your IT environment, including product upgrades and migrations.  It will also enable you to better understand what you can do to keep your products supported, such as transitioning to new service packs or exploring existing alternatives to the end of support.


To subscribe to the quarterly newsletter follow this link:

Microsoft will not use or sell your contact information for any purpose other than to send you the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Informational Update.  Your information will remain private and secure.  You can review the Microsoft Privacy Policy at

You can also learn more about the Support Lifecycle by visiting

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