Microsoft 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 End of Extended support
Desktop        
  Windows 8 2012-10-26 2018-01-09 2023-01-09
  Windows 8.1 2013-10-17 2018-01-09 2023-01-09
  Windows 10, version 1511 2015-11-10 2017-10-10 2022-10-10
  Windows 10, version 1607 2016-08-02 2018-04-10 2023-04-10
  Windows 10, version 1703 2017-04-05 2018-10-09 2023-10-09
  Windows 10, version 1709 2017-10-17 2019-04-09 2024-04-09
  Windows 10, version 1803 2018-04-30 2019-11-12 2024-11-12
  Windows 10, version 1903 2019-05-21 2020-12-08 2020-12-08
Server        
  Windows Server 2012 2012-09-04 2018-01-09 2023-10-10
  Windows Server 2012 R2 2013-10-18 2018-01-09 2023-10-10
  Windows Server 2016 2016-10-15 2022-01-11 2027-01-27
  Windows Server 2019 2018-11-13 2024-01-09 2029-01-09
SQL        
  SQL Server 2012 2012-03-06 2017-07-11 2022-07-11
  SQL Server 2014 2014-04-01 2019-07-09 2024-07-09
  SQL Server 2016 2016-01-06 2021-07-13 2026-07-14
  SQL Server 2017 2017-09-29 2022-10-11 2027-10-12

Microsoft Extended support, applies to Enterprise and Education editions and adds 5 years to the mainstream support dates.


 
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