End of Life for Microsoft products (April 9, 2019, July 9, 2019)

Windows UpdateOn tomorrow’s patchday, April 9, 2019, some Microsoft Windows versions will receive security updates for the last time and reach the ‘End of Life’. The same is true for some SQL Server products that will be dropped from support in July.


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End of Life means that although the product can still be used (it still works), it will not receive any updates from Microsoft. It has reached the end of its life at Microsoft and is no longer supported.

  • Windows Embedded: Support for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 expired on January 10, 2019. Support for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 expires on April 9, 2019 (see).
  • Windows 10 Version 1607: Microsoft cuts support on April 9, 2019, when Windows 10 Version 1607 Enterprise and Enterprise Education receive the latest security updates (see).
  • Windows 10 Version 1709: Microsoft cuts support on April 9, 2019, when Windows 10 Home and Pro receive the latest security updates (see).

Only systems with Clover Trail CPUs should receive updates until 2023 (see Windows 10 support for Clover Trail machines till 2023).

Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019, while support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020 (with Windows 7 support) (see). There’s a countdown here – and on that site you’ll also learn that SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 gets 3 years of additional support when hosted on Microsoft Azure.


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