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Lifecycle support policy FAQ - Microsoft Developer Tools

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NOTE: This FAQ was updated on September 3, 2015, adding additional Windows versions that include the VB6 runtime (Question 7). 

 Microsoft Silverlight 

1. What is the Support Lifecycle policy for the Microsoft Silverlight product?
2. What version of Silverlight is currently supported?

 Microsoft Visual Studio 

3. What is the lifecycle policy for Visual Studio?
4. What lifecycle policy do external components follow that are offered within the Visual Studio suite?
5. What is the support lifecycle policy for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4?
6. Why are you requiring Visual Studio 2012 customers move to Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 one year after the General Availability?

 Microsoft Visual Basic 

7. What lifecycle support policy does Visual Basic 6.0 follow?

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Article ID: 17959 - Last Review: Aug 31, 2016 - Revision: 19