Information Technology Services

Software Manufacturers' Lifecycles

There once was a time when computers were essentially a tool used to get work done and you only needed to worry about them when they stopped working. Now our computers are more like living beings that need extra care; between software manufacturers rushing products to market or people finding ways to exploit them, software updates and new versions arrive at an increasing pace.

To help stay on top of all of these changes and better prepare you for these changes, ITS would like to provide a quick reference to the previous, current and future products. If you do not see a piece of software below that you are interested in, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

Microsoft Windows (source)

  • XP: October 25th, 2001 - April 8th, 2014
    (mainstream support ended April 14th, 2009)
  • Vista: January 30th, 2007 - November 4th, 2017
    (mainstream support ends November 4th, 2014)
  • 7: October 22nd, 2009 - January 13th, 2018
    (mainstream support ends January 13th, 2015)
  • 8: October 26nd, 2012 - January 10th, 2023
    (mainstream support ends January 9th, 2018)

Apple OS X (unofficial end of life, 3 years after computer purchase)

  • OS 10.4: April 29th, 2005 - November 2010
  • OS 10.5: October 26th, 2007 - September 2012
  • OS 10.6: August 28th 2009 - September 2014
  • OS 10.7: July 20th 2011 - August 2015
  • OS 10.8: July 25th 2012 - summer 2016

Microsoft Office (source)

  • 2003: November 17th, 2003 - April 8th, 2014
    (mainstream support ended April 14th, 2009)
  • 2007: January 27th, 2007 - April 11th, 2017
    (mainstream support ends April 10th, 2012)
  • 2010: July 15th, 2010 - October 13th, 2020
    (mainstream support ends October 13th, 2015)
  • 2013: January 29th, 2013 - April 11th, 2023
    (mainstream support ends April 10th, 2018)
  • 2004: July 13th, 2004 - January 10th, 2012
  • 2008: March 12th, 2008 - April 9th, 2013
  • 2011: December 9th, 2010 - January 12th, 2016

Adobe Software Products (source)

SPSS PASW & Amos (source)