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Microsoft End of Support 2021

Every year, we publish Microsoft’s End of Support list because using up-to-date programming is key for HIPAA compliance. Microsoft will terminate support for earlier versions of a long list of its products beginning January 12, 2021. This means Microsoft will no longer release security updates, non-security updates, or online technical content for any of the programs on this list. Additionally, all free or paid assisted support options will end.

So, what does this mean for users who need to stay HIPAA compliant?

Under the HIPAA Security Rule 45 C.F.R. § 164.308 (a)(5)(ii)(B), organizations must implement procedures for detecting, guarding against, and reporting malicious software. If you’re using software that Microsoft no longer supports, you will not meet the requirements for HIPAA compliance. A comprehensive HIPAA Security Plan involves regularly checking and performing updates on your software. In order for security scans to work, software must be up-to-date. Please scroll through the list and plan to make changes if you see any programs you are still using.

January 12, 2021 

BizTalk Server 2010 (all editions)

Host Integration Server 2010

Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.0

April 13, 2021 

Lync 2010 (all editions)

Lync Server 2010 (all editions)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0

Windows Embedded Compact 7

PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2010

Project Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

May 11, 2021 

Windows 10, version 1809 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise)

Windows 10, version 1909 (Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations)

Windows Server, version 1909 (Datacenter, Standard)

July 13, 2021 

Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 (all editions)

Dynamics CRM 2011

Dynamics SL 2011

SQL Server Compact 4.0

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 (all editions)

July 31, 2021 

Skype for Business Online

September 14, 2021 

BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 1.0

October 12, 2021 

Dynamics AX 2009

Dynamics AX 2012

Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7.0

Silverlight 5

Windows Embedded POSReady 7

Windows Thin PC

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