Q. How can I check when a Microsoft product enters an extended support or non-supported state?

Microsoft hosts a site at http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle that describes the support lifecycles for all its products. It's broken down into consumer/multimedia/hardware and business/development software as the figure shows.

In addition, you can search for products to check specific support statements. The figure shows the entry for Exchange 2007 and all products have a similar lifecycle statement.

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