Microsoft SharePoint Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 22, 2024

Microsoft SharePoint is a collaboration platform that provides document management and storage space. However, it is often also used as a web server for website hosting.

SharePoint is offered as both a web-based and on-premise server option. Known as “Microsoft SharePoint Online” or “SharePoint for Microsoft 365“, receives updates from Microsoft automatically and is supported indefinitely. On the other hand, Microsoft SharePoint Server needs to be maintained through periodic updates and has an end-of-life, which is the focus of the following table.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

SharePoint Subscription Edition
2 years and 3 months ago
(2 November 2021)
Supported
Supported
SharePoint 2019
5 years and 3 months ago
(22 October 2018)
Ended 1 month and 3 days ago
(9 January 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 5 months
(14 July 2026)
SharePoint 2016
7 years and 9 months ago
(1 May 2016)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(13 July 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 5 months
(14 July 2026)
SharePoint 2013 SP1
11 years and 1 month ago
(9 January 2013)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(10 April 2018)
Ended 10 months and 1 day ago
(11 April 2023)
SharePoint 2010 SP2
13 years and 7 months ago
(5 July 2010)
Ended 8 years and 3 months ago
(13 October 2015)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(13 April 2021)
SharePoint 2007 SP3
17 years and 2 weeks ago
(27 January 2007)
Ended 11 years and 4 months ago
(9 October 2012)
Ended 6 years and 4 months ago
(10 October 2017)

Microsoft SharePoint Server previously received Service Packs (SP), and the versions were named as such. However, after SharePoint 2013, SharePoint only received security updates.

There is no rule for how long a SharePoint version is supported. However, Microsoft does publish the precise dates. Microsoft publishes the exact dates of release and end of life for its SharePoint products.

Microsoft now also offers “Microsoft SharePoint Server Subscription Edition,” which is the next major version for on-premise “SharePoint Server”. This will be a subscription-based deployment model for SharePoint.