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Fixed-term support lifecycle policies, such as the Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating Systems policy that offers ten years of support for perpetually licensed enterprise software

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Fixed-term support lifecycle policies, such as the Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating Systems policy that offers ten years of support for perpetually licensed enterprise software

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Illustration shows support status and deadlines for Windows and Windows Server versions after a wave of changes in Apr. 2020.

Extended Security Updates (ESU) subscriptions provide security updates and bulletins for old versions of SQL Server, Windows Server, and Windows.

Extended Security Updates address newly discovered security issues for some software that has left Extended support.

Chart explains various support dates and considerations for Office versions running on Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Timeline shows anticipated release and retirement dates of key Office desktop, Windows client and server OS versions, and other server software for enterprises.
Outline of Microsoft support life-cycle policies, which define how Microsoft software and services are eligible for help desk assistance and other product support from the company, how long support is provided, and what customers must do to qualify for that support.

While Microsoft defines life cycles for its software, these do not guarantee that one product or service will operate properly with other software, hardware, or services

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Overview of terms used when discussing Microsoft software support and compatibility

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Chart summarizes the current support policies for Microsoft's on-premises, online, and Modern or continuously released and serviced products