Multiple Microsoft Products – End of Life

Number: IN16-005
Date: 20 December 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this Information Note is to draw attention on the end of life of multiple Microsoft products starting in 2017.

Assessment

As of January 2017, multiple Microsoft products will no longer be supported, including the following list that represents some of these products. Organizations running software after its end of support date may be exposed to outage, compliance, and security risks.

Microsoft products moving to end of support:

Windows Vista – April 11, 2017
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – April 11, 2017
2007 Microsoft Office Suite – October 10, 2017
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 – October 10, 2017
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 – October 10, 2017
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – October 10, 2017

Suggested action

CCIRC strongly encourages Information Technology owners and operators to begin planning their migration to an updated and/or new version of the products listed above as soon as possible. CCIRC will continue to monitor this situation and update this Information Note accordingly.

References

Microsoft Product Lifecycle
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server%202005&Filter=FilterNO
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4001737/products-reaching-end-of-support-for-2017

Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
http://support2.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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