BIG-IP APM to cease support of Windows 8 in March 1, 2016

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 as a required upgrade for Windows 8 PCs in November 2013. At the same time, Microsoft announced that existing users of Windows 8 had 24 months to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to remain in support. Now that the 24 month upgrade window has passed, the F5 BIG-IP APM Client Development team are ceasing testing and will cease support of Windows 8 as of March 1, 2016. F5 Support will also cease supporting Windows 8 at this time.  This includes all features currently supported on Windows 8, as stated in the F5 APM Client Compatibility Matrices. Windows 8.1 remains fully supported.


Further Reading from F5:

  1. BIG-IP APM 12.0 Client Compatibility matrix
  2. BIG-IP APM 11.6 Client Compatibility Matrix


Further reading from Microsoft:

  1. Windows Product Lifecycle information
  2. Windows 8 Product Lifecycle information 8
Published Feb 04, 2016
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