Microsoft

14 Jan 2020

I know you are all aware of what I’m about to tell you, but just in case you momentarily forgot, I’m going to refresh your memory… Every year, Microsoft stops supporting select versions of its software.  What this means is that they discontinue any sort of security updates or patches.  

What does this mean for YOU?

It means that if you use this software in your medical office, you will need to stop, or you will no longer be in compliance with HIPAA, according to HIPAA Security Rule 45 C.F.R. § 164.308 (a)(5)(ii)(B), which states that businesses must properly detect and guard against malicious software.  Once a program ceases to actively update their software, that software is no longer considered HIPAA compliant.

And nobody wants that… so let’s get to it, shall we?  Starting with today…

Microsoft End of Support for 2020: The Comprehensive List

January 14, 2020

  • Dynamics C5 2015
  • Dynamics CRM 2015
  • Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
  • Dynamics SL 2015
  • Expression Blend 3
  • Expression Design 3
  • Expression Encoder 3
  • Expression Web 3
  • Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 3
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server Update Services 3.0
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 (all editions)

January 24, 2020

  • System Center Data Protection Manager, version 1807
  • System Center Operations Manager, version 1807
  • System Center Orchestrator, version 1807
  • System Center Service Manager, version 1807
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager, version 1807

January 31, 2020

  • Azure Container Service
  • Windows Analytics
  • Internet Explorer 10

April 14, 2020

  • Cloud Platform System
  • Cloud Platform System Standard
  • Dynamics GP 2015
  • Dynamics GP 2015 R2
  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Enterprise
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
  • Microsoft HPC Pack 2008
  • Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2
  • Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2.1 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 10, version 1709 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise)
  • Windows 10, version 1809 (Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, IoT Core)
  • Windows Identity Foundation
  • Windows Server version 1809 (Datacenter Core, Standard Core)

July 1, 2020

  • Azure StorSimple 8000 Series
  • Microsoft Azure StorSimple 1200 Series
  • StorSimple Data Manager

July 14, 2020

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal Services
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Windows Desktops
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Sequencer
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization Hosting 4.6 for Windows Desktops
  • Visual Studio 2010 (all editions)
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic

September 8, 2020

  • Expression Encoder 4
  • Expression Web 4
  • Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming Client 1.0
  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2010
  • System Center Service Manager 2010
  • Visual C# 2010 Express
  • Visual C++ 2010 Express
  • Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
  • Windows Communication Foundation RIA Services

September 30, 2020

  • Visio Services in SharePoint Online

October 13, 2020

  • Access 2010
  • Access 2016
  • Access Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Dynamics GP 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 2016 for Mac
  • Excel Home and Student 2010
  • Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2010 (all editions)
  • Exchange Server 2016 (Enterprise, Standard)
  • FAST Search Server 2010 for Internal Applications
  • FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites
  • FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
  • FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Internet Sites
  • Groove Server 2010
  • InfoPath 2010
  • Microsoft Excel Mobile 2010
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 4
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft Publisher 2016
  • Office 2010 (all editions)
  • Office Home & Business 2016
  • Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac
  • Office Home & Student 2016
  • Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac
  • Office Professional 2016
  • Office Professional Plus 2016
  • Office Standard 2016
  • Office Standard 2016 for Mac
  • OneNote 2010
  • OneNote 2016
  • OneNote Home and Student 2010
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 2016 for Mac
  • PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
  • PowerPoint Home & Student 2010
  • Project 2010
  • Project Professional 2010
  • Project Professional 2016
  • Project Server 2010
  • Project Standard 2016
  • Search Server 2010
  • SharePoint 2010 For Internet Sites Enterprise
  • SharePoint 2010 For Internet Sites Standard
  • SharePoint Designer 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
  • SharePoint Workspace 2010
  • Skype for Business 2016
  • Skype for Business Server 2015
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
  • System Center Essentials 2010
  • Visio 2010
  • Visio Professional 2010
  • Visio Professional 2016
  • Visio Standard 2010
  • Visio Standard 2016
  • Visual Basic 2010 Express
  • Visual Studio 2015 (all editions)
  • Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 (all editions)
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 4
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
  • Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10
  • Windows Defender Exploit Guard
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Word 2010
  • Word 2016
  • Word 2016 for Mac
  • Word Home & Student 2010

November 10, 2020

  • Windows 10, version 1803 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise)

December 8, 2020

  • Windows 10, version 1903 (Enterprise, Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, IoT Enterprise)
  • Windows Server, version 1903 (Datacenter, Standard, IoT Enterprise)

December 31, 2020

  • InMage/ASR Scout

If your office uses any of the above software, and you are unsure what software you should replace it with in order to remain HIPAA compliant, feel free to call

919-422-2607, or schedule a free consultation with Craig, who will be happy to answer not only your questions about Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support, but any other HIPAA compliance questions you might have!

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