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1 Windows XP Embedded Windows Embedded for Point of Service Support Lifecycle Nic Sagez Product Manager Mobile and Embedded Product Group

2 Page 2 Under Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded for Point of Service are supported for a MINIMUM of 10 years at the Service Pack Level 5 years of mainstream support 5 years of extended support

3 Agenda Beyond 10 years Policy For Windows XP Embedded For Windows Embedded for Point of Service Service Pack Support Policy For Windows XP Embedded For Windows Embedded for Point of Service Summary Page 3

4 Microsoft Support Policy Support can be extended when there is a successor product A.10 years (5+5) from the original product release date OR B.7 years (2+5) from the successor product release date, WHICHEVER IS THE LATEST What does this mean for Windows XPe? Microsoft is committed to have a successor to XPe Tentatively targeted for the end of 2008 Service Packs and Feature Packs are not successor products XPe was released on 1/30/2002 and follows rule B: XPe is in mainstream support until its successor comes and for 2 years after that Even if XPes successor came today, you would get 7 years of support Beyond 10 years: Windows XP Embedded Page 4

5 Page 5 Scenario A Scenario B* * Assuming XPe Successor in 2008 (this date is for illustration purpose only) Beyond 10 years: Windows XP Embedded

6 What does this mean for WEPOS Microsoft is committed to have a successor to WEPOS Service Packs and Feature Packs are not successor products WEPOS was released on 5/24/2005 and currently follows rule A: WEPOS is in mainstream support until 7/13/2010 and will be in extended support until 7/14/2015 If WEPOS successor comes after 5/24/2008, WEPOS will follow rule B: WEPOS would be in mainstream support until its successor comes and for 2 years after that Beyond 10 years: WEPOS Page 6

7 Page 7 Scenario A Scenario B* * Assuming WEPOS Successor in 2009 (this date is for illustration purpose only) Beyond 10 years: WEPOS

8 Service Pack Support Policy Service Packs are released to combine product updates and fixes After a new Service Pack is released The previous SP will be supported for at least 12 months The previous SP may be supported for up to 24 months (often the case for OS Service Packs such as Windows XPe) Microsoft will announce the previous SP support dates The products support lifecycle supersedes the service pack support policy What does this mean for Windows XPe? Windows XPe SP1 support will completely end on 4/10/2007 Windows XPe SP2 mainstream support will continue until 2 years after the XPe successor product is released OR At least 12 months after a new SP, if it were to be released WHICHEVER COMES FIRST Page 8 Service Pack Support: Windows XP Embedded

9 Page 9 Service Pack Support: Windows XP Embedded Assuming XPe successor in 2008 and no more SP after SP2* * Assumptions for illustration purpose only

10 Page 10 Service Pack Support: Windows XP Embedded Assuming XPe successor in 2008 and one more SP after SP2* * Assumptions for illustration purpose only

11 What does this mean for WEPOS? Currently there is no Service Pack for WEPOS. If Microsoft released a Service Pack to WEPOS*, mainstream support for the original branch would continue until 2 years after the WEPOS successor is released OR At least 12 months after the new SP, if it were to be released WHICHEVER COMES FIRST Page 11 Service Pack Support: WEPOS * Assumption for illustration purpose only

12 Page 12 Service Pack Support: WEPOS Assuming WEPOS successor in 2009 and one SP in 2008* * Assumptions for illustration purpose only

13 Summary WINDOWS XP EMBEDDED XPe is in mainstream support until its successor comes and for 2 years after that Windows XPe SP2 mainstream support will continue until 2 years after the XPe successor product is released OR At least 12 months after a new SP, if it were to be released WHICHEVER COMES FIRST WEPOS Is in mainstream support until 7/13/2010 and will be in extended support until 7/14/2015. These dates may change depending on the release date of WEPOS successor Microsoft Support Policy Page 13

14 Page 14 The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. Schedules and features contained in this document are subject to change. This document is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT. © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


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