Feature Release Schedule and Lifecycles

Updated

Feature releases (formerly called "service packs") have release lifecycles and schedules.

Release Types

Release type

Release frequency

Lifecycle

Feature release

Once every quarter

One (1) year from initial release.

Long-term support (LTS) feature release

Once every year

Three (3) years from initial release, with monthly maintenance releases for year 1 and year 2, and then as needed.

Note: For Feature Release 11.20 and previous feature releases, the LTS feature release lifecycle was five (5) years.

Release Lifecycle Phases

Lifecycle phase

Description

Maintenance releases?

Technology Preview

Suitable for POCs and new customer installations.

Note: Technology Preview runs for sixty days from initial release. Afterwards, the feature release becomes General Availability.

Yes, monthly

General Availability

Upgrading is not required, but you may upgrade to take advantage of new features.

Yes, monthly

End of life

Prepare to upgrade to the most recent LTS release.

No

Release Schedule

Feature release

Technology Preview date

General Availability date

End of life date

11.26

December 15, 2021

February 15, 2022

December 15, 2022

11.25

September 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

September 15, 2022

11.24 (Long-term support)

June 15, 2021

August 15, 2021

June 15, 2024

11.23

March 15, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 15, 2022

11.22

December 15, 2020

February 15, 2021

March 15, 2022

11.21

September 15, 2020

November 15, 2020

December 15, 2021

11.20 (Long-term support)

June 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

June 15, 2025

11.19

March 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

June 15, 2021

Service Pack 18

December 15, 2019

February 15, 2020

March 15, 2021

Service Pack 17

September 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

December 15, 2020

Service Pack 16 (Long-term support)

June 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

June 15, 2024

Service Pack 15

March 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

June 15, 2020

Service Pack 14

December 15, 2018

February 15, 2019

March 15, 2020