Important Windows and Office dates

Here are a few dates you have to think about on the Windows platform:

  • Windows Vista is already in extended support – which will end in April 2017. Service pack 2 required.
  • Windows 7 mainstream support ends in January 2015. Service pack 1 required.
  • Windows 7 extended support ends in January 2020.
  • Windows 8.1 must be installed by November 2015. After that, there will be no Windows 8 updates.
  • Windows 8.1 Update [a.k.a. Update 1] must be installed by June 2014. After that date, there will be no more updates unless you have this Update installed. So technically by June 2014 you need both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update to continue to get updates.
  • Windows 8.x mainstream support ends in January 2018.
  • Windows 8.x extended support ends in January 2023.
  • Windows Server 2003 is already in extended support – which will end in July 2015.
  • Windows Server 2008 mainstream support ends in January 2015.
  • Windows Server 2008 extended support ends in January 2020.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 mainstream support ends in January 2015. Service pack 1 required.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 extended support ends in January 2020.
  • Windows Server 2012 mainstream support ends in January 2018.
  • Windows Server 2012 extended support ends in January 2023.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 mainstream support ends in January 2018.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 extended support ends in January 2023.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update [a.k.a. Update 1] must be installed by July 2014. After that date, there will be no more updates unless you have this Update installed.

Here are a few dates you have to think about for Office:

  • Office 2007 is already in extended support – which will end in October 2017. Service pack 3 required.
  • Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 support ends in October 2014.
  • Office 2010 with Service Pack 2 mainstream support ends in October 2015.
  • Office 2010 with Service Pack 2 extended support ends in October 2020.
  • Office 2013 RTM support ends in April 2015.
  • Office 2013 with Service Pack 1 mainstream support ends in April 2018.
  • Office 2013 with Service Pack 1 extended support ends in April 2023.

Notes:

  • These end of support falls on the second Tuesday of the month mentioned.
  • Dates are subject to change. For the latest dates go here [if you can figure things out there!].
  • Changes will occur on the end dates if a service pack or major update is released.
  • Expect possibly a further major update in the fall for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
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