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

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
On 1 October 2025, the Log Analytics alert API in Azure Monitor will be retired
January 10, 2025
Azure QnA Maker will be retired on 31 March 2025
Templates functionality preview version in Azure portal will be retired on 31 March 2025
Transition to using connection strings for data ingestion by 31 March 2025
March 31, 2025
Azure Monitor ITSM connector for creating ServiceNow events will be retired on 30 September 2025
Community support for Azure Functions Proxies will end on 30 September 2025
The application insights Java 2.X SDK will be retired on 30 September 2025
Upgrade to Standard SKU public IP addresses in Azure by 30 September 2025—Basic SKU will be retired
September 30, 2025
Migrate to conversational language understanding before Language Understanding (LUIS) is retired on 1 October 2025
October 1, 2025

End of Servicing

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

Product End of Servicing
Windows 11 Enterprise and Education, Version 22H2
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, Version 22H2
October 14, 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
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
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