Neowin News Feed for: Lifecycle Neowin News Feed for: Lifecycle en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft is ending support for Windows Thin PC next month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has issued a reminder that it is retiring Windows Thin PC next month. The SKU is based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for low performance PCs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 02 Sep 2021 05:58:01 +0000 Goodbye: Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 is ending tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 is wrapping up tomorrow. If the lifecycle support date isn&#039;t extended, three out of every four Windows phone users will be using an unsupported handset. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:44:02 +0000 Support for the original version of Windows 10 is ending today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The original version of Windows 10 - that is version 1507 - is reaching the end of its lifecycle. Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates to machines running this iteration of the OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 09 May 2017 10:50:02 +0000 Some new PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 won't receive further updates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that Microsoft has started blocking updates to some new PCs running older versions of Windows including Windows 7 and 8.1 in an effort to encourage users to upgrade to its latest OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:24:01 +0000 Microsoft: Windows 7 does not meet the demands of modern technology; recommends Windows 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Windows 7 approaching the end of extended support in three years, Microsoft is once again encouraging enterprise users to upgrade to Windows 10, touting security features and enhancements. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:02 +0000 Microsoft announces deadlines for end of support for various products <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has cautioned that some of its older software products are reaching end of support soon. The company has detailed workarounds and upgrade paths for each of them as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:34:01 +0000 Microsoft extends SQL and Server lifecycle by an additional six years with Premium Assurance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is adding an official &#039;third tier&#039; to the product lifecycle of Windows / SQL Server. Launching in 2017, customers can pay a fee for six years of additional support. Server 2008 lives on&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:46:01 +0000