More about Microsoft product lifecycles

As I wrote the previous blog entry I started thinking about all the other products I come across in my daily professional life and started creating the table shown below.

For those that are still running Windows 2000 Server systems, it’s about time to start migrating these because next year the extended support will end.

More product lifecycle information can be found on the Microsoft Product Lifecycle site.

  

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired More Information
Windows Client Operating System
Windows 2000 Professional Edition 31.03.2000 30.06.2005 13.07.2010 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071
Windows XP Professional 31.12.2001 14.04.2009 08.04.2014 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223
Windows Vista Enterprise 25.01.2007 10.04.2012 11.04.2017 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=11737
Windows Server Operating System
Windows 2000 Server 31.03.2000 30.06.2005 13.07.2010 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=7274
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86) 28.05.2003 13.07.2010 14.07.2014 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3198
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 05.06.2008 07.09.2013 07.10.2018 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=12925
Microsoft System Management Suite
Systems Management Server 2003 20.01.2004 01.12.2010 13.01.2015 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2890
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 29.11.2008 14.01.2014 08.01.2019 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=13876
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 7.0 Enterprise Edition 01.03.1999 31.12.2005 11.01.2011 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2862
SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition 14.01.2006 12.04.2011 12.04.2016 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2855
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise 11.07.2008 14.01.2014 08.01.2019 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=13165
Microsoft Office Suite
Office 2000 Professional 27.06.1999 30.06.2004 14.07.2009 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2484
Office XP Professional 31.05.2001 11.07.2006 12.07.2011 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2533
Office 2003 Professional 17.11.2003 14.04.2009 08.04.2014 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2488
Office Professional 2007 27.01.2007 10.04.2012 11.04.2017 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=8753

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