End of Technical Guidance for Zimbra 7.x

Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.x Technical Guidance, which includes technical support, support portal, and self-help (forums, Bugzilla, wiki), will end on March 31, 2015. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to Zimbra Collaboration 8.6 to enjoy the benefits of the new features and support options. (Visit the Downloads page for all product updates.)

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Zimbra Support Life Cycle Policies

Zimbra Support Life Cycle Policies specify software support timelines to assist customers with long-term change-management decisions and release strategies. (Visit the Product Life Cycle page for details.)

Zimbra will offer phased support from the general availability of a new Major Release. Please keep current with product updates to ensure no interruptions in your support services.

  • General Support will be provided for three years from general availability of a Major Release. Support includes bug and security fixes and technical support services.
  • Technical Guidance means the Support Services provided for an additional period following General Support, as set forth in Zimbra’s Support Services Program. Zimbra Support Services will continue to be available for products within the Technical Guidance period; however, there will be no new releases, bug fixes or security patches for products within Technical Guidance. This phase is for usage by customers operating in stable environments with systems that are operating under reasonably stable loads, and this period should be utilized by customers to plan and complete upgrades to a current product version that is available within General Support.

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4 Responses to End of Technical Guidance for Zimbra 7.x

  1. Jeremy April 9, 2015 at 10:28 AM #

    I would wait to upgrade to 8.6 until Patch 2 is available. There are a number of issues present in 8.6 Patch 1. Version 8.0.9 seemed more stable in our environment.

  2. pbrunnen May 4, 2015 at 8:13 PM #

    Why was this posted AS OF the end of support and not a few months before!!

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