End of License (EOL) Monthly Update for the Royalty Channel

Created Date 2015-12-01 |  Modified Date 2021-08-05

Applies to: TVO, Named

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Microsoft Office AFOLB


Please review the July report for further details.

Please Note: This report includes EOL dates as of July 10, 2021.

Updated June 18, 2021

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Windows Server 2022

Microsoft Office AFOLB


Please review the June report for further details.

Please Note: This report includes EOL dates as of May 31, 2021.


Updated April 01, 2021

The remaining products for Windows Server® 2019 have been updated to December 31, 2022, per Windows Server Price Lists and Product Terms.

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Win 10 Pro Workstations
  • Win 10 Pro N for Workstations
  • Win 10 ProChnforWorkstations
  • Windows 10 S N NAO Standard
  • Windows 10 S N 32/64
  • Win 10 S Pro Value
  • Windows 10 S NAO Value
  • Win 10 S Pro N Value
  • Windows 10 S NAO
  • Win 10 S Pro Chn Value
  • Windows 10 S
  • Windows 10 S N
  • Windows 10 S NAO
  • Windows 10 S N NAO

Please review the March report for further details.

Updated March 01, 2021

End of License dates have been updated to December 31, 2022 for most Windows Server® 2019 per Windows Server Price Lists and Product Terms. The remaining products will be on next months report. Please review the January report for further details.

Updated January 07, 2021

Please review the November report for further details.

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Windows 10 S NAO
  • Win 10 Pro for NAO
  • Win 10 Pro N for NAO
  • Windows 10 S N NAO
  • Win 10 Pro for Workstations VLCustomImage
  • Win Pro 10 VL Custom Image
  • Windows® 10 Pro (National Academic only) (Entry)
  • Windows® 10 Pro in S mode (National Academic only) (Entry)

Updated November 12, 2020

Please review October report.

Updated September 20, 2020

Please review updated report. There are changes in the Refurbisher and IoT channels.

Updated August 19, 2020

There are no changes this month, please continue to reference the June report.

Updated July 15, 2020

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 1910December 31, 2020

Updated June 15, 2020

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 1904June 30, 2020

Updated May 21, 2020

There are no changes this month, please continue to reference the April report.

Updated April 24, 2020

A few updates for IoT, please review the latest file.

Updated March 20, 2020

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the February report.

Updated February 19, 2020

Please reference the February report as End of return dates have been added.

Updated January 14, 2020

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the December report.

Updated December 15, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019 CAL

Windows Server® 2019 Datacenter

Windows Server® 2019 Essentials

Windows Server® 2019 Remote Desktop Services CAL

Windows Server® 2019 Standard

Windows Server® 2019 Standard ROK

Updated November 20, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment – December 31, 2021.

Updated October 15, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 1810 – December 31, 2019

Updated September 10, 2019

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the April reports.

Updated August 16, 2019

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the April reports.

Updated July 15, 2019

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the April reports.

Updated June 15, 2019

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the April reports.

Updated May 15, 2019

There have been no changes this month. Please continue to reference the April reports.

Updated April 18, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Office Mobile – June 30, 2019
  • Windows 10 Pro in S mode for Small Tablet & 2 in 1 – September 30, 2019

Updated March 8, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Windows 10 Pro & Home versions for Value and S Mode – April 30, 2019
  • Office Professional 2016 v16 & Office Mobile - June 30, 2019

Updated February 12, 2019

The following product end of license updates have been made:

  • Windows® 10 Home for Small Tablet – April 30, 2019

Updated January 3, 2019

There have been no changes to End of License dates since last month. Please continue to reference the November reports linked below.

Updated December 13, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Windows 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language - June 30, 2019
  • Applications and services (Non-Windows) products - Nov 15, 2018

Updated October 2, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Windows® 10 Pro in S mode (Test Keys) – November 12, 2018
  • SQL Server® 2016 Client Access License – December 31, 2018

Updated September 19, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Windows Server® 2019 CAL
  • Windows Server® 2016 CAL
  • Windows Server® 2019 Remote Desktop Services CAL
  • Windows Server® 2016 Remote Desktop Services CAL
  • Windows Server® 2012 Remote Desktop Services CAL
  • Windows Server® 2019 (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
  • Windows Storage Server® 2016
  • Windows Storage Server® 2012
  • SQL Server® 2017
  • SQL Server® 2016

Updated August 7, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Windows 10 For Evaluation Only – September 30, 2018
  • Windows 10 Pro with Downgrade Facilitation Rights – October 31, 2018
  • Windows 10 Pro in S mode (RS3 versions) – changed to November 12, 2018
  • Office 2016 (AFOLB) - December 31, 2018
  • Windows 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language – changed to December 31, 2018
  • Windows 10 Pro & Home versions for Entry Tablet/2in1, Entry Notebook, Entry Desktop/AiOs, Stick PC, Value Tablet/2in1, Value Notebook, Value Desktop/AiOs, Value Stick PC – April 30, 2018
  • Windows 10 Pro with Simplified Chinese Language (PRC) with Downgrade Facilitation Rights – June 30, 2019
  • Office Professional Academic 2016 – October 31, 2019

Updated June 11, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Dec 31, 2019: the EOL dates have been changed from December 31, 2018 for Windows Server 2016 and Win PE v6.0

Updated May 9, 2018

End of License dates have been updated for the following products:

  • Windows® 10 Professional with Downgrade Facilitation Rights – date remains October 31, 2018 however 2 additional Workstation products were added. Check the Master Licensable & EIPN file below.
  • Windows 10 Home for Value Notebook & Value Desktop SEAP – the date was extended from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Updated April 5, 2018

There are no changes to End of License dates since the last report was published in March 2018.

Updated March 05, 2018

The EOL dates for Windows 10 Pro in S mode (RS3 versions) have been announced as October 7th, 2018. Please refer to the EEP Holiday 2018 (RS4) Product, Licensing & Programs Disclosure posted to DPC.

Updated February 01, 2018

No updates have been made to the EOL roadmap this month.

Updated January 09, 2018

Updates have been made to Windows Server® 2012 Remote Desktop Services Client Access License and to Windows® 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language.

Updated December 4, 2017

Updates have been made to Windows® 10 Home SEAP products, to reflect the extension of licensing until June 30, 2018.

Updated November 01, 2017

Updates have been made to correct the EOL date for Windows® 10 Home for Value Notebook & Value Desktop SEAP, which is December 31, 2017. Note that licensing ended on July 31, 2017 for Windows® 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro products and also the COA version of Windows® 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language (EM) – (Limited Distribution for China). Products ending on December 31, 2018 also added.

Updated October 12, 2017

Updates have been made to list products where licensing ends in June and October 2018, see table below. SQL Server 2017 also has an EOL date set of December 31, 2019.

Updated August 31, 2017

Update to Windows 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language (Limited Distribution for China) with new EOL of June 30, 2018 replacing October 31, 2017.

Updated July 6, 2017

Windows 10 Home for Value Notebook & Value Desktop SEAP which will now go EOL on October 1, 2017. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Additional License ROK has been extended by 12 months to December 31, 2018. These changes are reflected in the updated reports linked below.

Certificate of Authenticity (COA) Returns reminder: Microsoft is removing Windows COA SKUs on July 31, 2017. This has been communicated as part of OST Final Documents and in last month’s EOL communication. Based on partner feedback, Microsoft will be extending returns for credit beyond the standard 90 days to 150 days (December 31, 2017) for these SKUs.

NOTE: Partners should be aware that when the RMA is created and processed, an automatic email is sent. This system-generated email will indicate that COAs are for destruction after 90 days; however, Microsoft will make an exception for the return of Windows COA SKUs until December 31, 2017.

Updated June 7, 2017

No updates to EOL dates listed below since last month; however, the updated licensable and EIPN files below reflect some recent additions that were not included in last month’s reports.

Updated May 5, 2017

Per OEM Standard Terms (OST) final documents, this communication has been updated to include Windows 10 certificate of authenticity (COA) and Activation for Office (AFO) products to end of license (EOL) on July 31, 2017, and EOL date extension of downgrade facilitation SKUs to October 31, 2018.

Updated April 6, 2017

Windows 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language product is now available until October 31, 2017, as updated in the table below.

Please note that this change is not yet reflected in the EOL reports and will be updated in next month’s reporting.

Updated March 10, 2017

There are no updates to End of License (EOL) roadmap dates since last month. The Master Licensable and End Item Part Number (EIPN) file was updated for the TVO audience only.

Updated February 6, 2017

There are no updates to the EOL dates since last month. The Master Licensable and EIPN file was updated to include additional end items for Server 2012.

Updated January 5, 2017

No updates since last month.

Updated December 13, 2016

Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services client access license (CAL) will EOL on December 31, 2017. Windows 7 Professional Simplified Chinese Language will EOL on June 30, 2017.

Updated November 3, 2016

Windows Small Business Server product updated to EOL on December 31, 2016. New Windows Server 2012 product will EOL on December 31, 2017.

Updated November 3, 2016

Windows Small Business Server product updated to EOL on December 31, 2016. New Windows Server 2012 product will EOL on December 31, 2017.

Updated October 7, 2016

This update includes products that will EOL in September 2017. Additionally, it includes that Windows 7 Simplified Chinese will not EOL on October 31, 2016, with the rest of the Windows 7 products.

Updated September 1, 2016

This update includes products that will EOL in September 2017

Originally published December 1, 2015

The product EOL dates have been announced for the following OEM stock keeping units (SKUs). You may no longer sell or distribute the impacted products after these dates. This communication summarizes key dates and provides information to assist you in managing the end of licensing activities for the impacted products.

Call to action

  • Review this partner-facing communication and share the link to this page with your applicable accounts who will see all content appropriate to their roles.
  • OEMs should be aware of the EOL date and plan their inventory accordingly.
  • Internal MS users should contact the OEM EOL team with questions. Partners should contact their Account Manager.

Details

  • The product EOL dates have been announced for the following OEM SKUs. This communication summarizes key dates (for the next 13 months) and provides information to assist you in managing the end of licensing activities for the impacted products.
  • Note: This communication and the reports referenced represent the dates in our systems as of July 10, 2021.
  • Master Licensable and EIPN file for impacted licensables, End Item Part Numbers (EIPNs).
  • EOL means the last day in which the company may order or distribute this product.
  • For your reference, the EOL dates and products listed below may be updated monthly to align with changes communicated on the published price lists for Client, Applications and Office, and Server products.
  • Review the Windows lifecycle fact sheet for detailed information regarding End of Sales and End of Support dates. Microsoft recommends that you inform your end users of these important dates. You should direct end users to the Windows website for general information.
  • Reference the Windows product information document for comprehensive details of the current Windows product, recovery media, and EOL offerings.
  • Returns: As a reminder, you have 90 days from the EOL date to return certificates of authenticity (COAs) and digital product keys (DPKs) that were purchased within the previous 365 days. See Section 6 ("Returns") of the Operational Handbook for details.
  • Distribution: For purposes of Additional Terms (ATs) that contain an EOL restriction, a product is deemed to be distributed when it leaves the ownership and control of the company. For example:
    • If the units have been distributed from the OEM to a partner (e.g., a Distributor or Reseller), the partner may sell those units through after the EOL date has passed.
    • If the OEM has inventory of the product after the EOL date, the OEM then must return the product and begin manufacturing with the next licensed version of the product.
    • OEMs can provide EOL Replacement Recovery Media for Customer Systems of previously licensed Client and Server products. MS permits a 10-year distribution period from the date of Product EOL. 
  • For additional information, please reference:
June 30, 2021
Product Legal Name
Product List and/or AT Applicable
Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 2004 Office Price List
Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 2004
Office Price List
Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit 2004
October 1, 2021
Product Legal Name
Product List and/or AT Applicable
Win 10 Pro Workstations Windows Price List
Win 10 Pro N for Workstations
Win 10 ProChnforWorkstations
Windows 10 S N NAO Standard
Windows 10 S N 32/64
Win 10 S Pro Value
Windows 10 S NAO Value
Win 10 S Pro N Value
Windows 10 S NAO
Win 10 S Pro Chn Value
Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S N
Windows 10 S NAO
Windows 10 S N NAO
Win 10 Pro Workstations
Windows Price List
Win 10 Pro N for Workstations
Win 10 ProChnforWorkstations
Windows 10 S N NAO Standard
Windows 10 S N 32/64
Win 10 S Pro Value
Windows 10 S NAO Value
Win 10 S Pro N Value
Windows 10 S NAO
Win 10 S Pro Chn Value
Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S N
Windows 10 S NAO
Windows 10 S N NAO
March 31, 2022
Product Legal Name
Product List and/or AT Applicable
Microsoft® Office Professional 2019 (AFOLB) Office Price List
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2019 (EM) (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2019 (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2019 (EM)
Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2019 (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2019
Microsoft® Office Professional 2019 (AFOLB)
Office Price List
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2019 (EM) (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2019 (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2019 (EM)
Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2019 (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2019
October 31, 2022
Product Legal Name
Prod Product List and/or AT Applicable
Microsoft® Office Professional 2021 (AFOLB) Office Price List
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2021 (EM) (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Personal (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Personal EM (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Family EM (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Family (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2021 (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Professional 2021 (AFOLB)
Office Price List
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2021 (EM) (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Personal (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Personal EM (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Family EM (AFOLB)
Microsoft® 365 Family (AFOLB)
Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2021 (AFOLB)
December 31, 2022
Product Legal Name
Price List and/or AT Applicable
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019 Client Access License Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Datacenter Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Essentials Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Remote Desktop Services Client Access License Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Standard Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Standard ROK Server Price List
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019 Client Access License
Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Datacenter
Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Essentials
Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Remote Desktop Services Client Access License
Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Standard
Server Price List
Windows Server® 2019 Standard ROK
Server Price List