[INACTIVE BLOG] Connected Thoughts – Thiago Almeida

July 6, 2011

BizTalk Mainstream Support reminder

Filed under: BizTalk — Thiago Almeida @ 3:21 pm

For Microsoft BizTalk support there are two categories, Mainstream and Extended.

Mainstream includes the following:

  • Non-security hotfix support
  • No-charge incident support
  • Warranty claims
  • Design Changes and feature requests
  • All the points in extended support

Extended support provides only:

  • Paid Support
  • Security Updates
  • Knowledge base articles available

If you purchase an extended hotfix agreement within 90 days of Mainstream support ending you extend the mainstream support features to the extended support phase.

So here are the dates for each BizTalk Server (full table here):


Mainstream Support

Extended Support

BizTalk 2010

12 January 2016

12 January 2021

Biztalk 2009

8 July 2014

9 July 2019

BizTalk 2006 R2

12 July 2011

12 July 2016

BizTalk 2006

12 July 2011

12 July 2016

BizTalk 2004

14 July 2009

8 July 2014

BizTalk 2002

10 July 2007

10 July 2012

What does this mean? As you can see BizTalk 2006 and 2006 R2 are reaching the end of mainstream support next week, and there’s not much left for BizTalk 2004 and 2002 extended support. Therefore if you currently have or support BizTalk Server at your company or clients it’s time to consider upgrading or at least purchase extended hotfix support.

The information in this post is subject to change so contact your local Microsoft office for more information.



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