Windows End Of Support Dates

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  1. kimsland

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    Windows End Of Support Dates


    Resource
    :
    >> Lifecycle Supported Service Packs
    >> Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
    >> Microsoft Support Lifecycle Blog
    (Further embedded links below)


    As a rule: Windows product family provides 24 months of support from the latest service pack
    MS round the end support dates to the second Tuesday after the end of the quarter


    Windows 3.1 .....................Dec. 31, 2001
    Windows 95 ......................Dec. 12, 2001
    Windows 98 Standard & SE ..July 7, 2006 (info)
    Windows NT 4.0 SP 6a ........Dec. 31, 2004
    Windows 2000 (All SP) .......July 13, 2010 (info)
    Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit) ....July 13, 2010 (info)
    Windows XP SP2 (64-Bit) ....April 8, 2014 (info)
    Windows XP SP3 (32-Bit) ....April 8, 2014
    Windows Server 2003 ........July 14, 2015 (info)
    Windows Vista RTM ...........April 13,2010 (info)
    Windows Vista SP1 ...........July 12, 2011
    Windows Vista SP2 ...........Apr 10th 2012....(? extended support 2017) (info)
    Windows 7 RC ..................June 1, 2010
    Windows 7 All editions........Jan. 13, 2015....(? extended support ?)


    BTW:
    Windows 8 .......Release ~ July 2, 2011.....(? extended support July, 2021) (info)
    edit: After discussion with MS they have stated it should be a few years away, I'll guess and say April 2012

    Further:
    A recent MS draft by former MS employee Chris Green, is here: Roadmap-DRAFT-13.pdf


    Note: All MS End Of Support dates are subject to change at MS discretion.



    Please let me know if any information and dates above are:
    • Not correct and require amending
    • Require Additional/New information
    :)


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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The only one I find odd is the W2K3 end date - W2K8 hasn't been out THAT long.
     
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    Windows 8 for july of next year?
     
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    Actually I doubt this.
    I'm thinking it may be in Beta form
    When I was searching I originally thought 2015 area for full blown RTM
    But the more MS gets out, I suppose the more money they get, so who knows.
     
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    windows 8 is a rewrite from kernal
     
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    and you were laughing at someone using php.
     
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    I am confused. Windows 8 is suppose to have a brand new multi-core kernel that can actually leverage the new processors power.
     
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    What does this imply as far as obtaining certs (MCSA/E) for Win2k3?
     
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