These Microsoft products reach the end of support in 2020
In 2020, support for various Microsoft products will end. The first products reached the end of support already on January 14th. Microsoft lists all products whose support will end in 2020 on an overview page. In addition, Microsoft informs: “No new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid support options or online updates of technical content will be offered after the support expires or is discontinued.
This article provides an overview of the products for which Microsoft will discontinue support in January.
Microsoft products that are covered by the Modern Policy
The following products are covered by the Modern Policy and will expire in 2020.
|Products (Modern Policy)||Expiry|
|System Center Data Protection Manager, Version 1807|
System Center Operations Manager, Version 1807
System Center Orchestrator, Version 1807
System Center Service Manager, Version 1807
System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Version 1807
|Azure Container Service|
Microsoft products that are covered by the Fixed Policy
These products are covered by the Fixed Policy and will reach the end of support in 2020.
|Products (Fixed Policy)||End of support|
|Dynamics NAV 2009 R2*|
Expression Blend 3
Expression Design 3
Expression Encoder 3
Microsoft Expression Studio 3
Expression Web 3
Hyper-V Server 2008
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server Update Services 3.0
Windows Storage Server 2008 (all Editions)
|Internet Explorer 10||31.01.2020|
Products that change to Extended Support
The products listed below will change from General to Extended Support this year. Extended support is available for a minimum of 5 years and includes free security updates and paid non-security updates and support. In addition, Microsoft will not accept requests for design modifications or new features during the Extended Support phase.
|Products||End of General Support|
|Dynamics C5 2015|
Dynamics CRM 2015
Dynamics SL 2015
Dynamics NAV 2015*
Dynamics NAV is a standard software for Enterprise Resource Planning systems, which was taken over by Microsoft from the Danish developer Navision Software A/S in 2002. ERP systems enable companies to optimize their business processes, work more efficiently and thus save costs.
Microsoft’s support for the Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 version ended on January 14th. Dynamics NAV 2015 also changed from General to Extended Support. According to Microsoft, future updates for this version are limited to “free security updates as well as paid non-security updates and support” for (at least) five years.
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Other products reaching the end of support after January 2020
Also in April, July, September, October, November and December 2020 the support of several Microsoft products will end. A detailed list of the products and the exact dates can be found on the official Microsoft support page.