Lifecycle FAQ-Modern Policy Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: LifecycleAzure Select Product Version All Products Back to the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy home page NOTE: This FAQ was updated on February 24, 2020 Show all How is the Modern Lifecycle Policy defined? What is included in continuous servicing and support? What does it mean to “stay current”? Will the Lifecycle Policy for any already-released products change? I am familiar with Fixed Policy terms such as Mainstream Support and Extended Support phases. In what ways is the Modern Policy similar or different? Do security updates follow the notification timeline of the Modern Lifecycle Policy? What policy does Azure follow? What is the support policy for custom applications using open source? What is a Guest OS Family and what is its policy? Where can I go to learn more about Azure policies? The information on this page is subject to the Microsoft Policy Disclaimer and Change Notice. Return to this site periodically to review any such changes. Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.