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SharePoint 2007: Mainstream Support Ends on 10/9/2012

Is your company still running SharePoint 2007? Has your company been considering an upgrade to SharePoint 2010? Well here’s another compelling reason to upgrade – Microsoft’s Mainstream Support will end on 10/9/2012.

See this link for more information…
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&qid=&alpha=SharePoint+Server+2007&Filter=FilterNO

What does this mean? Here is Microsoft’s explanation on what that means…

What is the difference between Mainstream Support, Extended Support, and online self-help support?

Support provided

Mainstream Support phase

Extended Support phase

Paid support (per-incident, per hour, and others)

X

X

Security update support

X

X

Non-security hotfix support

X

Requires extended hotfix agreement, purchased within 90 days of mainstream support ending.

No-charge incident support

X

Warranty claims

X

Design changes and feature requests

X

Product-specific information that is available by using the online Microsoft Knowledge Base

X

X

Product-specific information that is available by using the Support site at Microsoft Help and Support to find answers to technical questions

X

X

Note: A hotfix is a modification to the commercially available Microsoft product software code to address specific critical problem

See this link for the FAQ…
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

What is your upgrade plan?