SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft says it will end support for several of its products including Windows 7. Consumers are wondering if there will be a new operating system before then.
Back in April we talked about how Microsoft would end support for Windows XP. Really this just goes to show that every product has a lifecycle. Microsoft has a web page (it’s a little obscure) where they list the lifecycle of all their products.
Basic support ends January 13, 2015, but extended support goes beyond that until 2020. Theoretically, in terms of major upgrades and improvements, they will end in another six months. For the next five years, you’ll still get security updates.