Upcoming software end of support (end of life) dates

This article contains information about broadly used operating systems, software packages, and software-related features that will stop receiving updates by the vendor in the near future.

Below are listed commonly encountered operating systems and software products. A more comprehensive list of products that have reached or will soon reach their end of support dates can be found here: https://www.cisecurity.org/blog/end-of-support-software-report-list-2/


Operating Systems
Windows 7 - January 14, 2020 - EngineeringIT plans to upgrade all Windows 7 systems to Windows 10 during the Fall 2019 semester. If a system can't be upgraded for a legitimate reason an exception request can be filed: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois.engineering/94259

Scientific Linux 6  - November 30, 2020
"Support for configuration and usage questions is provided on all RHEL 6 until at least November 30 2020 (the end of the Production 3 phase), but if you run into an issue with your currently-installed 6.6 packages, you'll need to update to a package from a later minor release in the main RHEL 6 channel if available, or we may choose to deliver the fix in later major release such as RHEL 7."

Software Packages and Applications
Joomla 3.8 - January 15, 2019
Mediawiki 1.30.X and older - June 1, 2019
PHP 7.1 - December 1, 2019 - Note: PHP 7.1 will no longer be supported on the campus cPanel server at https://web.illinois.edu after this date
Python 2.x  - January 1, 2020
Office 2013 Client Connections to Office 365 - October 13, 2020


If you have any questions related to these products or upgrading to newer versions, please do not hesitate to contact Engineering IT Shared Services at (217) 333-1313 or via email at engrit-help@illinois.edu.



Keywords:eol end of life deadline support   Doc ID:92766
Owner:Mark H.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2019-06-28 10:00 CSTUpdated:2019-10-25 16:28 CST
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