For those of you still using legacy content management systems SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS 2003) or Microsoft Content Manager Server 2002 (MCMS 2002), be aware that Microsoft is stopping any on-going support as of April 8th, 2014. Start planning your upgrades to SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 now (contact your local Microsoft SharePoint consultancy partner to support you through the process or myself through LinkedIn if you would like some advice). Read the original post by Stefan Gobner here.
This news goes hand in hand with the news that Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 (cough, cough, finally!) are out of support as well. For you clients still holding onto Internet Explorer 6 for one reason or another, please upgrade!
The full list of products running out of support on April 8th include:
- Windows XP
- Internet Explorer 6
- Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002
- SharePoint Portal Server 2003
- Exchange Server 2003
- Project Server 2003
- Project 2003
- Office 2003