Ending Support in 2025

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The following list represents products retiring or reaching the end of support in 2025. Upon retirement or end of support, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Go here to learn about Fixed and Modern Lifecycle policies and service packs.

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Product Retirements

The following products, governed by the Modern Policy, will retire in 2025.

Product Retirement
Azure Basic Load Balancer
Azure Unmanaged Disks
September 30, 2025
Windows 10 Enterprise and Education
Windows 10 Home and Pro
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
October 14, 2025

End of Servicing

The following product versions, governed by the Modern Policy, will end support in 2025.

Product End of Servicing
Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (Modern Policy), 2023 release wave 2, version 23.x
April 2, 2025
Microsoft Configuration Manager, Version 2309
April 9, 2025
Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (Modern Policy), 2024 release wave 1, version 24.x
October 7, 2025
Windows 11 Enterprise and Education, Version 22H2
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, Version 22H2
October 14, 2025
Windows Server Annual Channel, Version 23H2
October 24, 2025
Windows 11 Home and Pro, Version 23H2
November 11, 2025

Products reaching End of Support

The following products and releases, governed by the Fixed Policy, will end support in 2025.

Product End of Support
Visual Studio 2022 , Version 17.6 (LTSC channel)
January 9, 2025
Dynamics C5 2015
Dynamics CRM 2015
Dynamics NAV 2015
Dynamics SL 2015
January 14, 2025
Dynamics GP 2015
Dynamics GP 2015 R2
April 8, 2025
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Extended Security Update Year 3
SQL Server 2014, Extended Security Updates Year 1
Visual Studio 2022 , Version 17.8 (LTSC channel)
July 8, 2025
Access 2016
Access 2019
Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (Fixed Policy)
Excel 2016
Excel 2019
Exchange Server 2016
Exchange Server 2019
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 Runtime
OneNote 2016
Outlook 2016
Outlook 2019
PowerPoint 2016
PowerPoint 2019
Project 2016
Project 2019
Publisher 2016
Publisher 2019
Skype for Business 2016
Skype for Business 2019
Skype for Business Server 2015
Skype for Business Server 2019
Visio 2016
Visio 2019
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015
Windows 10 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB 2015
Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub)
Windows Defender Exploit Guard
Windows Defender for Windows 10
Windows Server 2012, Extended Security Update Year 2
Windows Server 2012 R2, Extended Security Update Year 2
Word 2016
Word 2019
October 14, 2025

Products moving to Extended Support

The following products will be moving from Mainstream to Extended Support in 2025. Extended Support includes security updates at no cost, and paid non-security updates and support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.

Product End of Mainstream Support
SQL Server 2019
February 28, 2025
Azure DevOps Server 2020
Microsoft Robotics
October 14, 2025

Additional Azure Changes

Below is a list of additional Azure updates, including API, SDK and tools, and feature changes. Go here for more information: Azure updates | Microsoft Azure

Azure Item Retirement
HTTP Application Routing add-on for AKS
March 3, 2025
Azure pod identity v1 (public preview)
Explainability and Fairness Dashboard
March 14, 2025
“Global ingestion endpoints” (resulting in Instrumentation Key deprecation)
March 15, 2025
Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server
March 28, 2025
Azure HDInsight 4.0
Azure Maps Native SDK
March 30, 2025
Application Insights ‘instrumentation key’ based global ingestion
Azure Functions Service Bus Extension v4
Azure Maps Creator Feature State APIs
Azure portal templates
Azure Time Series Insights
Container Monitoring solution
Cost Management - Connector for AWS
QnAMaker Service V1
Retirement of Platform Enabled DR for App Service Web Apps
Visual Studio App Center
March 31, 2025
Node 18 LTS on App Service
April 30, 2025
Cluster Configuration Flux v1
May 24, 2025
SAP HLI SKU Retirement
June 30, 2025
Azure Database for MariaDB
September 19, 2025
App Insights API Key Retirement
Azure Database for MySQL v5.7 end of support
Azure HPC Cache
Azure vFXT
Basic IP
Basic Load Balancer
Default Outbound Access
Default outbound access for Simplified node communication pool without public IP addresses
Legacy MFA and SSPR policies - authentication methods
Microsoft Defender for Cloud - Microsoft Actions and Compliance Offerings components
Unmanaged Disks
VPN Gateway Standard and High-Performance SKUs
September 30, 2025
Language Understandings (Luis) v1 deprecation
October 1, 2025