Microsoft Product Lifecycle Information

I get asked quite often about Vista and should customers be upgrading now. The answer comes with the customers comfort and risk acceptance level frankly. As such, it is important to consider Microsoft’s Product lifecycle.

Microsoft Product Catalog

Microsoft Product Lifecycle information

For XP specifically…

  • April 14, 2009 is when you can no longer get – Incident support (no-charge incident support, paid incident support, support charged on an hourly basis, support for warranty claims), Security update support, The ability to request non-security hotfixes
  • April 8, 2014 is when you can no longer get – Paid support, Security update support at no additional cost, Non-security related hotfix support requires a separate Extended Hotfix Support Agreement to be purchased (per-fix fees also apply)