Exceptions to Fixed Lifecycle Policy for 2019 Releases (published: October 29, 2018)

Applies to: Office 2019Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises RTMDynamics 365 CE OnPrem

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Updated: December 2018

The products below will be following a Lifecycle policy of 7 years (5 years of Mainstream Support followed by 2 years of Extended Support), as an exception to the Fixed Lifecycle Policy providing 10 years of support for customers (5 years Mainstream followed by 5 years Extended).

The 7-year terms align with the end of support periods for Office 2016 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM 2016). Dynamics customers are encouraged to migrate to the latest cloud-based versions of these products

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

Office 2019*




Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps, Version 9.0.2 On-premises (CRM 2019)




Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (NAV 2019)





*Go here for specific lifecycle end dates for Office 2019 client products, Exchange Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, Skype for Business Server and client 2019, and Project 2019 Server and client, and Visio 2019.

To learn more about Office 2019, go here

To learn more Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps, go here.

To learn more about Dynamics 365 Business Central, go here.

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