Notice of Extended Support for Microsoft Products

Microsoft Product Lifecycle

With this year quickly coming to a close, here is what you can expect in 2018. The following is a list of the products that Microsoft is placing into extended support. This means that, while security updates will still be provided, there will be no more non-security updates nor support for these products. Any support provided by Microsoft, and subsequently Systech, will require payment.  Microsoft goes on to state that they, “will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase” of the following product’s lifecycle.


January 9th, 2018

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012R2
  • Windows 8.1


April 10th, 2018

  • Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2013 including:
    • Access 2013
    • Excel 2013
    • OneNote 2013
    • Outlook 2013
    • PowerPoint 2013
    • Publisher 2013
    • Visio 2013
    • Word 2013
    • Skype for Business 2013


October 9th, 2018

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012R2
  • Windows Storage Server 2012
  • Windows Storage Server 2012R2


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