New lifecycle information on Windows 11 and Office 2021

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Now that Windows 11 is officially available, the support dates are also known. Therefore, I have extended the life-cycle diagrams to include Windows 11 and Microsoft Office 2021.

As far as support periods are concerned, there were no surprises, but it is as already described in the article “Windows 11 Life-Cycle and other changes for companies“.

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As always, you can find the current diagrams as PNG and PDF on GitHub in German and English, also for commercial use under CC-BY-ND 4.0.

Especially with Office 2021, I got a bit of a surprise. When researching the exact dates, I saw that Microsoft Office for Professional and “Home and Business” and “Home and Student” fall under the Modern Lifecycle Policy. Until now, only the Office products known as Office 365 or “Microsoft 365 Apps for …” were covered by the Modern LifeCycle Policy. It remains to be seen exactly how this will be applied.

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Screenshot Microsoft.com 07.10.2021 – LifeCycle Office2021

For companies, the Microsoft Office LTSC 2021 should therefore be of more interest. This time, the designation LTSC has been included in the name. However, only the Standard Edition is available here.

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Screenshot Microsoft.com 07.10.2021 – LifeCycle Office LTSC 2021

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