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Four years ago I wrote a blog discussing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV support cycle.  This blog explains the various points through which a Microsoft product passes, and the support options available to licensees of the software.

I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the current supported versions of Dynamics NAV, and add some other critical Microsoft products.

I have listed commonly used Microsoft products, including their key support dates below.  If your current Microsoft software is not on this list, then it has passed its Extended Support End Date and has limited (or no) support from Microsoft.  You should seriously consider an upgrade when your version approaches its Mainstream Support End Date.  (Note that I only selected commonly used products.  You can check other Microsoft products by going here.)

Upgrading usually comes with significant benefits.  For example, Dynamics NAV 2017 is significantly faster when running with SQL Server 2016.  There are also system dependencies to consider.  For example, several years ago a number of clients upgrading NAV found that they also had to upgrade from Windows XP.

It is a daunting, and potentially expensive, prospect keeping your software up-to-date.  Migrating to cloud-based products (e.g. Office 365, Microsoft Azure) may be a cost-effective option as this bundles future versions into an ongoing monthly charge.

Please contact us on (03) 9695 3333 if you would like us to conduct an audit of your current systems, or to discuss this in more detail.

ProductLife Cycle Start DateMainstream Support End DateExtended Support End DateService Pack Support End Date
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP131/03/200810/04/201211/04/2017
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R215/03/201113/01/201514/01/2020
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP128/08/200913/01/201514/01/2020
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 201319/12/20129/01/201810/01/2023
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R230/12/20139/01/20189/01/2023
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 201517/12/201420/01/202014/01/2025
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 201727/10/201611/01/202211/01/2027
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP37/07/20148/07/20149/07/2019
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP47/07/20148/07/20149/07/2019
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP210/06/2014Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/01/2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP31/12/201511/07/201712/07/2022
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP114/04/2015Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/10/2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP214/07/20169/07/20199/07/2024
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise & Standard1/06/201613/07/202114/07/2026
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP122/02/201113/01/201514/01/2020
Windows Server 2008 SP229/04/200913/01/201514/01/2020
Windows Server 2012 (Various Versions)2/01/20139/01/201810/01/2023
Windows Server 2016 (Various Versions)15/10/201611/01/202211/01/2027
Windows 7 SP122/02/201113/01/201514/01/2020
Windows 8.1 (Various versions)13/11/20139/01/201810/01/2023
Windows 10 (Various versions)July 201529/07/201513/10/202014/10/2025
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB29/07/201513/10/202014/10/2025
Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB2/08/201612/10/202113/10/2026
Microsoft Office 2003 SP318/09/2007Review NoteReview Note
Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses3/12/2010Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Microsoft Office Home and Business 20139/01/201310/04/201811/04/2023
Microsoft Office 2010 SP223/07/201313/10/201513/10/2020
Microsoft Word 201015/07/201013/10/201513/10/2020
Microsoft Outlook 201015/07/201013/10/201513/10/2020
Microsoft PowerPoint 201015/07/201013/10/201513/10/2020
Microsoft Office 20139/01/201310/04/201811/04/2023
Microsoft Office 2013 SP125/02/201410/04/201811/04/2023
Microsoft Office 201622/09/201513/10/202014/10/2025

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