SIMS Technical Roadmap - Updated Support Dates
Due to the extensive feedback we have received on the SIMS Technical Roadmap we have decided to extend our support dates to give Schools and Local Authorities more time to migrate the latest Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft Windows XP
support will now be extended a further 12 months until Autumn 2013. The last Microsoft Windows XP compatible SIMS release will therefore be Summer 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
support will now be extended a further 12 months until Summer 2013. The last Microsoft Windows Server 2003 compatible SIMS release will therefore be Spring 2013
Microsoft Office 2003
support will now be extended a further 12 months until Spring 2013. The last Microsoft Office 2003 compatible SIMS release will therefore be Autumn 2012
Please note that all of the above are already in a period of Microsoft Extended Support. This means that whilst we will test our software against the above Microsoft products, there may be cases where it is not possible to provide a fix as it will be reliant on a solution being delivered on the basis of 'reasonable endeavours.'
We have also reviewed our support for SOLUS 2 and have extended use of SOLUS 2 for SIMS deployment for another release until Autumn 2012. The last SOLUS 2 compatible SIMS release will now be Summer 2012.
The full and updated technical roadmap can be found under resource id: 17910