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Lifecycle support policy FAQ - Microsoft Azure

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NOTE: This FAQ was updated on November 10, 2014 with formatting changes. 


 Azure Policy Questions

1. What is the Support Lifecycle policy for Microsoft Azure?
2. What is the Support Lifecycle policy for Azure Cloud Services?


 Guest OS Questions

For all implementation details of Azure OS Retirement please refer to the Azure Guest OS Releases and SDK Compatibility Matrix MSDN page here.

 
3. When will a Guest OS family be retired?
4. How will customers be notified of a Guest OS Family retirement?
5. How can I mitigate the impacts of migration?
6. What if my web application requires deeper integration with the OS?
7. What can I expect during the 12 months of notification period?
8. What can I expect after the 12 months of notification period?
9. What can I expect after the grace period for Guest OS version (patch level) expires?
10. How will customers be notified of Guest OS Version updates?


 Software Development Kit (SDK) Questions

 
11. How will customers be notified of the retiring SDK?
12. Can customers author Azure Cloud Services using a "to-be" retired Azure SDK during the 12 month period?
13. Can customers author and modify Microsoft Azure Cloud Services using a retired Microsoft Azure SDK after the 12 month notification period?
14. What happens to Customer’s running Cloud Services (deployments) authored using unsupported Microsoft Azure SDK version?
15. What is the retirement plan for SDKs that are older than the currently supported versions N-1?
16. What is the upgrade path for moving to a newer version of the SDK?
17. Will the older versions of .NET Framework be supported in new OS Families?
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Article ID: 18486 - Last Review: Jul 26, 2016 - Revision: 44

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