Several Visual Studio versions reach end of support in 2022 and 2023

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 14, 2022
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Several Visual Studio versions will run out of support in 2022 or 2023. Customers who run Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7, and Visual Studio 2019 Preview Channel are affected by this.

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Microsoft's work on Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 continues with the release of Preview 6 this week. The studio responsible for creating Visual Studio released the first preview version of the new Visual Studio 2022 on November 8, 2022.

Several older versions of Visual Studio will run out of support in the coming two years. Microsoft recommends that customers upgrade to new versions that continue to be supported.

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Here is the list of Visual Studio versions and when they will run out of support:

  • Visual Studio 2012 reaches end of support on January 9, 2023.
  • Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 reaches end of support on April 12, 2022.
  • Visual Studio 2019 Preview Channel reaches end of support after April 2022.

Microsoft recommends Visual Studio 2022 for all customers who use previous versions of the development environment. The latest version is supported until January 2032.

Customers do have other options at their disposal, including Visual Studio 2019 version 16.11, which is supported until April 2029, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9, which is supported until April 2027, Visual Studio 2015 update 3, which is supported until October 2025, or Visual Studio 2013 update 5, which is supported until April 2024.

Here is the a table with all end of support information:

Visual Studio version End of Mainstream Support End of Support
Visual Studio 2022, Current ChannelJanuary 2027January 2032
Visual Studio 2022, version 17.0 LTSCn/aJuly 2023
Visual Studio 2019, version 16.11April 2024April 2029
Visual Studio 2019, version 16.9n/aOctober 2022
Visual Studio 2019, version 16.7n/aApril 2022
Visual Studio 2017, version 15.9April 2022April 2027
Visual Studio 2015, Update 3 including KB3165756October 2020October 2025
Visual Studio 2013, Update 5April 2019April 2024
Visual Studio 2012, Update 5January 2018January 2023
Visual Studio 2010 and earlierOut of supportOut of support

Visual Studio users should take note that several older versions are in the extended support phase already. These versions do not receive feature updates anymore, but do receive security updates and critical bug fix updates.

Any Visual Studio 2022 LTSC release is supported for 18 months before an upgrade to a new LTSC version is required.

Check out Microsoft's blog post on the official Visual Studio Dev Blog for additional information.

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  1. John G. said on February 14, 2022 at 11:53 am
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    Visual C++ runtimes should be able to be updated whit Windows Update, or at least all old unsupported versions to be replaced by new ones. I have six old visual C++ runtimes installed by some programs (I don’t know wich ones), and it’s a pain in the back to update them manually or even to know which of them won’t be updated anymore. :[

    1. beemeup5 said on February 14, 2022 at 4:48 pm
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      I think it’s better to just use the VisualCppRedist AIO:
      https://github.com/abbodi1406/vcredist

      It automatically removes out-of-date runtimes and installs the newest versions of all existing runtimes.

      1. John G. said on February 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm
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        @beemeup5 thanks for reminding me about this software, very useful help indeed! :]

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