Products reaching end of support in the first half of 2016

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Created: January 20, 2016

As of January 2016, the following list represents some of the products reaching end of support in the next 6 months'. For a comprehensive list of Microsoft products and their lifecycle policy timelines, please search the Support Lifecycle Product Database.

If you have any questions regarding support for a product, please contact your Microsoft Account Representative. If you need technical support, visit the Contact Microsoft Web site.

Service Packs Retiring: Support for the following Service Packs will retire in the next 6 months'. Customers should migrate to the next available Service Pack to continue to receive security updates and be eligible for other support options.

 Services Packs Moving to End of SupportEffective Date
Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 for Remote Desktop Services Service Pack 2
Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 for Windows Desktops Service Pack 2
Microsoft Application Virtualization Hosting 5.0 for Windows Desktops Service Pack 2
Windows 8
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8 Enterprise N
Windows 8 N
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro N
Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise
Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro
Windows Embedded 8 Pro






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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013
Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Web
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection for Linux
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection for Mac







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*NOTE: Products listed without a specific service pack refer to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) or Service Pack 0 (SP0) version. These versions will expire as Service Pack 1 was released 12 or 24 months' prior to the support expiration date, based on the Service Pack policy. In order to remain supported, please update the RTM/SP0 to a currently support Service Pack.

Key Products Transitioning from Mainstream Support to Extended Support: The following products will be moving into Extended Support in the next 6 months'. Extended Support lasts for a minimum of 5 years and 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.

 Products Moving from Mainstream to Extended Support Effective Date
Microsoft Age of Empires III
Microsoft Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
Microsoft Age of Empires III: Gold Edition
Microsoft Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
Microsoft AutoRoute Europe 2013
Microsoft AutoRoute Europe 2013 with GPS Locator
Microsoft BizTalk Server Branch 2010
Microsoft BizTalk Server Developer 2010
Microsoft BizTalk Server Enterprise 2010
Microsoft BizTalk Server Standard 2010
Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011
Microsoft MapPoint Europe 2013
Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1






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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0
Microsoft Fable III for PC
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Software Development Kit
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Software Development Kit
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition
Microsoft Math 4.0






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Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Headquarters 2.0  
Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Store Operations 2.0

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Microsoft Project Server 2010  
Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Standard


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Key Products Transitioning to End of Support: The following products will be reaching end of support in the next 6 months'. There will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

 Products Moving to End of SupportEffective Date
Business Scorecard Manager 2005  
Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
Windows Automotive 5.0
Windows XP Embedded


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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0  
Microsoft Customer Care Framework
Microsoft Customer Care Framework 2005
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Embedded Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006
Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
Microsoft Visual J# 2005 Express Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition academic license Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
Windows Embedded for Point of Service
Service Pack 3 for Windows Embedded for Point of Service














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Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Standard Edition
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Standard Edition
Microsoft Connected Services Framework Billing Standard Business Event 3.0
Microsoft Connected Services Framework Order Handling Standard Business Event 3.0
Microsoft Connected Services Framework Server 3.0
Microsoft Connected Services Framework Standard Server 3.0
Microsoft Connected Services Framework Standard Server with Standard Business Events 3.0
Microsoft Visual J# Version 2.0 Redistributable Package
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server









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