Online Services Support Lifecycle Policy
Microsoft Online Services Support Lifecycle Policy
For Business and Developer Online Services
Online Services afford customers new ways of implementing change in their IT environments. These changes are frequently more rapid and require customers to be alert of forthcoming modifications to their cloud-based service.
Microsoft recognizes that Online Services are inherently more dynamic and, while providing businesses with increased agility, require new Support Lifecycle policies to ensure service predictability. IT organizations familiar with the standard Microsoft Support Lifecycle policies for on-premise software will see that these new policies provide the consistent and predictable Support Lifecycle experience they have come to expect from Microsoft.
For additional policy details for Windows Azure Cloud Services, please see Windows Azure Cloud Services FAQ .
Online Services Support Lifecycle Policy for Business and Developer
The new Business and Developer policy for Online Services offers three key features:
Service Continuity and Migration
To learn more about the Online Services Support Lifecycle policies, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page here.
The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides transparent, predictable information regarding the support lifecycle of Microsoft products.