In 2023, a list of Microsoft products will be moving from Mainstream to Extended Support on scheduled dates. Extended Support includes security updates at no cost, and paid non-security updates and support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.
The following products and releases, governed by the Fixed Policy, will be moving from Mainstream to Extended Support in 2023:
|End of Mainstream Support Date|
|Dynamics GP 2018
Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Dynamics NAV 2018
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2018
|January 10, 2023
Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (Fixed Policy)
Microsoft Office 2019
|October 10, 2023|
These changes happen according to the Fixed Lifecycle Policy of Microsoft. The Fixed Lifecycle Policy applies to many commercial and some consumer products currently available through retail purchase and/or volume licensing. It provides:
- A defined support and servicing Lifecycle timeline at the time of product launch
- A minimum of five years Mainstream Support
- An additional period of Extended Support for some products.
The Extended Support phase follows Mainstream Support. At the supported service pack level, Extended Support includes:
- Paid support (Limited complimentary support may be available (varies by product))
- Security updates at no additional cost
Note, that there are more products retiring or reaching the end of support in 2023. Please visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/end-of-support/end-of-support-2023 for information on all Microsoft products ending support in 2023.
To find the lifecycle information of a specific Microsoft product, please visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/.
For more information on the Fixed Lifecycle Policy of Microsoft, please visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/policies/fixed.
For software licensing information on Microsoft products, please visit: https://www.schneider.im/software/microsoft/.
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