Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Support Lifecycle Extension - 4/11/2017

The AppFabric Product team wants to share the news that the official Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server has been extended such that Mainstream Support will be provided until 4/11/2017 and Extended Support until 4/12/2022.

To view the Microsoft Support Lifecycle:

We have been listening to the feedback from the recent AppFabric End of Support announcement and understand that 4/2/2016 may not be sufficient time for customers to migrate off this technology. To address these concerns, AppFabric 1.1. for Windows Server is now aligned to 5 year mainstream/ 5 year extended support lifecycle policy which is reflected Microsoft Support Lifecycle above. For more information on Microsoft Support Lifecycles, please refer to the Support Lifecycle FAQ.

Microsoft recommends that any new applications requiring AppFabric technology to be built using alternate technology.

Application Cache: Microsoft recommends that new projects are built using Microsoft's Redis Cache solutions: Microsoft Azure Redis CacheRedis on Windows

For more information on Microsoft's Redis cache offerings, migration to Redis, and other caching alternatives, please refer to  this blog.

For Hosting and Management/Monitoring of Services and Workflow, please refer to  this blog  for more information.

NOTE: The Support Lifecycle change above is only applicable for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. There are no changes to AppFabric 1.0 Support Lifecycle.

Microsoft Sharepoint Server customers (ie. Distributed Cache) will be supported under Sharepoint Server Support Lifecycle.


AppFabric Product team