Blog

40 Microsoft Software Titles to Reach End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

b2ap3_thumbnail_the_end_software400.jpgAll business owners should be aware of which Microsoft products they use. It’s one of the many complex and confusing parts of managing your technology. Of course, all great things must eventually come to an end, and the same applies to your mission-critical applications and operating systems. When your solutions can no longer be considered secure and are no longer supported by the developer, you know it’s time to move on and upgrade to something better.

Microsoft has a certain way of handling support for their software. For five years following the release of a software or operating system, Microsoft provides what’s known as “mainstream support,” where they accept requests for new features and fixes for key issues. After mainstream support ends, the product enters an “extended support,” period, where all warranties end, and the only thing provided to the solutions are key security fixes.

Once extended support ends, a product reaches its “end of life,” where Microsoft cuts off support completely. This also means that your systems will no longer be patched for critical security flaws.

Below, we’ve listed all of the Microsoft products that will be reaching their end of support date on July 10th and July 12th, 2016. If your organization is still taking advantage of any of these solutions, it’s important that you consider upgrading to a more recent version of the software, or to an entirely different solution. Failing to do so will place your important business systems at risk.

Service Packs Reaching End of Support

  • 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

Products Moving from Mainstream to Extended Support
Products marked with * expire on July 10th, 2016, rather than July 12th, 2016.

  • * Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Headquarters 2.0
  • * Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System Store Operations 2.0
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Standard

Products Moving to End of Support

  • 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

Is your business still using any of these technologies or services? If so, contact White Mountain IT Services at 603-889-0800. We’ll work with you to ensure that your systems aren’t left unsupported. Doing so is a liability that your business shouldn’t have to deal with.

Related Articles

  • Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to a Faster Boot Time Your time is valuable, so you don’t have time to waste on waiting for your Windows operating system to boot up. In the interest of saving time, today’s tip will go over three ways to speed up your Windows 10 boot time. Of course, you should always check with IT to make sure it is okay before you ...
  • Spend More Time Managing Your Business, and Less Managing Ve... Chances are, you most likely view your vendors as a necessary evil. While you have to work with them to get the things that your business needs to function, it’s hard to not think of everything else that could be accomplished in the time you spend dealing with them. Unfortunately, there are even mor...
  • Tip of the Week: Evaluating and Assessing Risk Whenever you decide to implement something in your information technology strategy, you accept some level of risk. Understanding and managing this risk is crucial to your business’ success. For this week’s tip, we’ll review how to manage your IT risks and what your options are. Understanding IT R...
  • Tip of the Week: How to Spot a Scam What would you do if you sat down at your desk one morning, coffee still kicking in, to discover a pop-up message on your computer announcing that Microsoft has detected a fatal issue with your workstation, and if they aren’t allowed to remote in and fix it, the entire network could be at risk? Woul...
  • Why Should Your Vendors Decide What’s Right for Your Busines... You serve as a vendor to your clients, providing them with a necessary good or service. Likewise, you have vendors that provide you with the goods and services that enable you to do so. However, how well are your vendors managed? What is Vendor Management? Putting it simply, vendor management is ...
  • IoT Security is a Key Business Concern The Internet of Things is everywhere, which means that potential security risks are also everywhere. Your business needs to take the risks presented by the IoT into account and prepare accordingly. What are You Willing to Risk?When devising a policy for your company concerning the IoT, you need t...
With the surge in the number of small and medium businesses that have fallen prey to malware and cyber criminals, there is a lot of focus of what an organization can do to prevent being a victim and how the company should handle themselves after an attack. There is another key factor to preventing cyber criminals from penetrating into your network:...

- Onsite Service Coverage Area -

Onsite Computer Support Services are available to businesses within 100 miles of Nashua New Hampshire. We have excellent onsite coverage from Concord NH, south through Manchester NH and then down into Boston. From Northern and Central Mass we cover from Worcester, east to the North Shore, including the Salem and Portsmouth NH area.

 

603-889-0800

White Mountain IT Services
33 Main Street Suite 302
Nashua, New Hampshire 03064

 

 padlock1  Cyber Security Toolkit

cloud desktop2 Cloud Desktop Login

Open Positions