Microsoft products retiring in 2024

In 2024, a list of Microsoft products will retire according to a schedule. Upon retirement, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.


The retiring products, governed by the Modern Policy, in 2024 are:


Product Retirement Date
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 February 29, 2024
Azure Cloud Services (classic) August 31, 2024
Machine Learning Studio (classic) August 31, 2024
Visual Studio for Mac August 31, 2024
Azure Database for MySQL Single Server September 16, 2024


If you are currently using any of those products, we recommend searching for suitable alternatives from Microsoft. The software licensing experts at SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT would be more than happy to assist you with finding the right alternatives. Contact us for free consultancy.

The retirements happen according to the Modern Lifecycle Policy of Microsoft. The Modern Lifecycle Policy covers products and services that are serviced and supported continuously. Under this policy, the product or service remains in support if the following criteria are met:

  1. Customers must stay current as per the servicing and system requirements published for the product or service.
  2. Customers must be licensed to use the product or service.
  3. Microsoft must currently offer support for the product or service.


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Note, that there are more products retiring or reaching the end of support in 2024. Please visit: for information on all Microsoft products ending support in 2024.

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