Earlier, I was not sure if I can share the information outside, but got a confirmation today that I can.
Microsoft shared the following information with us in order to be better prepared for the upcoming year.
These are the Microsoft products that are going to retire this year and be End Of Life, meaning – End of support.
|Product||End Of Life Date|
|SQL Server 2000||4/9/2013|
|Commerce Server 2002||7/9/2013|
|BizTalk Server 2004||7/8/2014|
|Project Server 2003||4/8/2014|
|Live Communication Server 2003||1/14/2014|
|.NET Framework 1.1||10/8/2013|
|Visual Studio .NET 2003||10/8/2013|
It is suggested by Microsoft that we migrate to newer version if we are using any one of these products.
So please have a look at what version you are working on currently and take necessary action if needed.