Multiple Microsoft Products – End of Life

Number: IN17-002
Date: 17 March 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Information Note is to draw attention on the end of life of multiple Microsoft products on April 11, 2017.

Assessment

As of April 11, 2017, multiple Microsoft products will no longer be supported. 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:

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/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.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589
E-mail: ps.communications-communications.sp@canada.ca

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