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FIM 2010 R2 SP1 Mainstream Support Ends July 2015 RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi,

    According to http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=forefront+identity+manager&Filter=FilterNO, mainstream support for FIM 2010 R2 SP1 ends on 7/14/2015. While extended support ends on 7/14/2020.

    So...

    1. Is Microsoft planning to release SP2 for FIM 2010 R2?
    2. If not, then MIM 2015 has to RTM before 7/14/2015?

    And unless you have Extended Support, you shouldn't even consider FIM 2010 R2 at this stage?

    So what about customers that are currently planning/testing to deploy FIM in the middle of 2015? Should they continue working with FIM or rather develop/test on MIM?

    Comments?



    • Edited by Shim Kwan Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:23 PM
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:43 AM

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  • Bump! It would be nice to get a MS response to this.
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:06 AM
  • On Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:06:51 +0000, Dave Nesbitt wrote:

    Bump! It would be nice to get a MS response to this.

    There is more to consider here.

    Since the question is about the lifecycle policy, there is more info on
    Microsoft.com/lifecycle which is relevant. From this site (first section in
    FAQ):
    Mainstream Support for Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating Systems
    will be provided for 5 years or for 2 years after the successor product
    (N+1) is released, whichever is longer

    At the time Microsoft releases MIM vNext, FIM2010 will automatically get
    its support extended by 2 years to summer 2017. That should give you enough
    time to upgrade from FIM to MIM even if you start with FIM today.

    At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced that the planned RTM for MIM is
    mid-2015.

    Hope this helps.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Remember, Murphy was an optimist. -- Peter van Hooft

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:18 PM
  • Another consideration is platform support. If you want so deploy Identity Manager with the latest versions of products such as Windows Server, SQL Server and Exchange, then IMO it'll be worth waiting for MIM 2016 to RTM.

    Tom Houston, UK Identity Management Practice

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:30 PM
  • Thank you for the feedback. I wonder whether the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page will be updated to reflect this 2 year extension...otherwise more people will be asking this same question.
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:24 PM
  • On Thu, 4 Dec 2014 20:24:53 +0000, Shim Kwan wrote:

    Thank you for the feedback. I wonder whether the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page will be updated to reflect this 2 year extension...otherwise more people will be asking this same question

    It is in the FAQ. The FIM page won't be updated until MIM is released.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
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    Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:37 PM
  • Thank you Paul.
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:08 PM
  • The FIM support lifecycle page has been updated:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20Forefront%20Identity%20Manager&Filter=FilterNO



    Released


    Lifecycle Start Date


    Mainstream Support End Date


    Extended Support End Date


    Service Pack Support End Date
    Notes
    Microsoft Forefront Identity
    Manager 2010
    2010-05-27 2017-10-10 2022-10-11 Mainstream and Extended support for Microsoft Forefront Identity
    Manager 2010 is extended as shown in order to provide all customers
    with the standard lifecycle transition timeline.
    Microsoft Forefront Identity
    Manager 2010 R2
    2012-07-24 2017-10-10 2022-10-11 2014-04-08 Mainstream and Extended support for Microsoft Forefront Identity
    Manager 2010 is extended as shown in order to provide all customers
    with the standard lifecycle transition timeline.

    Peter Geelen (Microsoft Belgium) - Premier Field Engineer Identity and Security

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