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The Microsoft Software Reaching End of Support in 2020

With 2020 officially here, there are several major deadlines on the horizon that you need to be aware of when it comes to software in your environment. While we all know, hopefully, about Windows 7 reaching the end of support in about a week, there are other Microsoft products that will reach this milestone later this year too.

The most obvious is on January 14th, Windows 7 officially reaches its end of support but also dropping on this date is Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. And in October, the Office 2010 suite, including SharePoint 2010, will reach its end of supported life.

A user on Reddit put together a helpful list of all the major Microsoft products that will soon no longer be supported, I’ve posted the major items below:

January 14th

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Windows 7

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008R2

April 14th

Windows 10 1709 Enterprise / Education

May 12th

Windows 10 1809 Home / Professional

July 14th

Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

September 8th

System Center Service Manager 2010


October 13th

System Center Essentials 2007

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Exchange 2010

Office 2010

Sharepoint 2010

Project Server 2010

November 10th

Windows 10 1803 Enterprise / Education

December 8th

Windows 10 1903 Home / Professional / Enterprise / Education

If there is a piece of software that you are using from Microsoft that is not on the list but you are trying to figure out when it will expire, this portal can help you dig up the information.

While the software expiring will still operate after the product reaches the end of the support window, it will create an exposure for your environment. If you absolutely must keep running Windows 7 or SharePoint 2010, you need to immediately look into extended support agreements to keep your environment secure.

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