Friday, March 6, 2015

Information for SQL Server End of Mainstream support

Microsoft will offer a minimum of 10 years of support for Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating System (consumer or business) Software Products. Mainstream Support for Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating Systems will be provided for 5 years or for 2 years after the successor product (N+1) is released, whichever is longer. Microsoft will also provide Extended Support for the 5 years following Mainstream support or for 2 years after the second successor product (N+2) is released, whichever is longer.  


Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 06-05-2005 08-04-2008 09-04-2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 13-12-2010 12-04-2011 12-04-2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 26-09-2014 08-07-2014 09-07-2019
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 30-09-2014 08-07-2014 09-07-2019
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 10-06-2014 11-07-2017 12-07-2022
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard/Enterprise 05-06-2014 09-07-2019 09-07-2024
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4 26-04-2002 31-12-2005 11-01-2011