Azure IoT Device SDK lifecycle and support
The article describes the Azure IoT Device SDK lifecycle and support policy. For more information, see Azure SDK Lifecycle and support policy.
The releases fall into the following categories, each with a defined support structure.
Beta - Also known as Preview or Release Candidate. Available for early access and feedback purposes and is not recommended for use in production. The preview version support is limited to GitHub issues. Preview releases typically live for less than six months, after which they're either deprecated or released as active.
Active - Generally available and fully supported, receives new feature updates, as well as bug and security fixes. We recommend that customers use the latest version because that version receives fixes and updates.
Deprecated - Superseded by a more recent release. Deprecation occurs at the same time the new release becomes active. Deprecated releases address the most critical bug fixes and security fixes for another 12 months.
If you experience problems while using the Azure IoT SDKs, there are several ways to seek support: