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Microsoft Lifecycle Policies have traditionally addressed two different product types: On-premises and Online Services. Microsoft has simplified these policies by extending existing support and servicing indefinitely for certain products and services.
For products governed by the Modern Lifecycle Policy, Microsoft will provide a minimum of 12 months’ notification prior to ending support if no successor product or service is offered, excluding free services or preview releases. Products with existing Lifecycle Policies will continue to be supported according to published end of support dates.
The Modern Lifecycle Policy requirements are defined below:
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.
Please see the Modern Policy FAQs for more details.
Article ID: 447912 - Last Review: Aug 29, 2016 - Revision: 6