On 1 January 2018, K2 will be making a change to the K2 product support policy. Please read the information below for details about the change. For the full support and release strategy, please see the K2 Product Support and Release Strategy.

End-of-Life status

Starting on 1 January 2018, K2 will introduce an “End-of-Life” status for all product releases that have reached the end of their support lifecycle. On the lifecycle end date, the release will go into End-of-Life status and the following will occur:

  • No further development for the release will be done
  • Technical support for the release will end
  • Access to new or existing code fixes will end

In order to regain standard support and maintenance, you will need to upgrade to a supported release.

What do I need to do?

If you are on one of the product releases listed below that have an End-Of-Life Date of 31 December 2017, you will need to upgrade to a supported release before that date in order to regain standard support and maintenance features.

If you are unable to upgrade by 1 January 2018 for any reason, you also have the option of an extended term of support and maintenance for End-Of-Life releases. Customers current on maintenance will receive a free standard extended term support package. For more information about this offering, please contact your K2 Account Manager before 31 December 2017.

Upcoming End-of-Life Dates

The table below describes the previously released K2 products and the applicable standard support lifecycle and end-of-life dates.

Product Lifecycle Start Date Code Fix Support End Date End of Life Date End of Free Standard Extended Term Support End of Extended Term Support
K2.net 2003 11 October 2006 31 December 2017 31 December 2017 31 December 2018 31 December 2019

K2 4.5 with Update 1420

14 December 2011

22 September 2016

31 December 2017

31 December 2018

31 December 2018

K2 4.6.0 - K2 4.6.9

13 June 2012 -
26 February 2015

22 September 2016

31 December 2017

31 December 2018

31 December 2018

K2 4.6.10

24 June 2015

24 June 2017

31 December 2017

31 December 2018

31 December 2019

K2 4.6.11

15 September 2015

15 September 2017

31 December 2017

31 December 2018

31 December 2019

K2 4.7

22 September 2016

31 December 2019

31 December 2019

N/A

31 December 2021

K2 Five (5.0)

1 November 2017

31 December 2020

31 December 2020

N/A 31 December 2022

For more information on what support you receive under Technical Support and Maintenance, please refer to the K2 Product Support and Release Strategy. For further information about the policies, please see the Support and Services Policies.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your K2 Account Manager.

K2 Product Team