Microsoft and Oracle Support Lifecycle dates

The Microsoft Support lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it is no longer supported.
These dates should inform your decisions about when to upgrade.

Product  Release date End of Mainstream support
Desktop      
  Windows 95 1995-08-24 2000-12-31
  Windows 2000 2000-02-17 2005-06-30
  Windows XP 2001-08-24 2009-04-14
  Windows Vista 2007-01-30 2012-04-10
  Windows 7 2009-07-22 2015-01-13
  Windows 8 2012-10-26 2018-01-09
  Windows 8.1 2013-10-17 2018-01-09
Server      
  Windows 2000 2000-02-17 2005-06-30
  Windows Server 2003 2003-04-24 2010-07-13
  Windows Server 2003 R2 2005-12-06 2010-07-13
  Windows Server 2008 2008-02-27 2015-01-13
  Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 2009-10-22 2015-01-13
  Windows Server 2012 2012-09-04 2018-01-09
  Windows Server 2012 R2 2013-10-18 2018-01-09
SQL      
  SQL Server 7.0 1998-11-27 2005-12-31
  SQL Server 2000 2000-09-26 2008-04-08
  SQL Server 2005 2005-10-01 2011-04-12
  SQL Server 2008 2008-08-06 2014-07-08
  SQL Server 2008 R2 2010-04-21 2014-07-08
  SQL Server 2012 2012-03-06 2017-07-11
  SQL Server 2014 2014-04-01 2019-07-09
Oracle Database      
  Oracle 8.1.7 Sep 2000 Dec 2004
  Oracle 9.2 Jul 2002 Jul 2007
  Oracle 10.1 Jan 2004 Jan 2009
  Oracle 10.2 Jul 2005 Jul 2010
  Oracle 11.1 Aug 2007 Aug 2012
  Oracle 11.2 Sep 2009 Jan 2015
  Oracle 12.1 Jun 2013 Jul 2018

Microsoft Extended support, where available ( $$$ ) will add 5 years to the above support end dates.
Oracle Extended support, where available ( $$$ ) will add 3 years to the above support end dates.
Oracle Sustaining Support is indefinite for as long as you license the Oracle product.


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