Original Windows 10 Release Desupported on March 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 | 2 minute read
Steven Chan
Senior Director
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Microsoft recently announced the availability of Windows 10 version 1607, also known as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  With this latest release, Microsoft is desupporting the first release of Windows 10 -- version 1507 -- on March 26, 2017. After that date, no new patches will be created for version 1507.

Oracle's policy for the E-Business Suite is that we support certified third-party products as long as the third-party vendor supports them.  When a third-party vendor retires a product, we consider that to be an historical certification for EBS.

What can EBS customers expect after March 2017?

After Microsoft desupports Windows 10 version 1507 in March 2017:

  • Oracle Support will continue to assist, where possible, in investigating issues that involve Windows 10 version 1507 clients.
  • Oracle's ability to assist may be limited due to limited access to PCs running Windows 10 version 1507.
  • Oracle will continue to provide access to existing EBS patches for Windows 10 version 1507 issues.
  • Oracle will provide new EBS patches only for issues that can be reproduced on later operating system configurations that Microsoft is actively supporting (e.g. Windows 10 version 1607)

What should EBS users do?

Oracle strongly recommends that E-Business Suite upgrade their end-user desktops from Windows 10 version 1507 to the latest certified equivalents.  As of today, Windows 10 version 1607. 

What about EBS desktop-based client/server tools?

EBS sysadmins might use up to 14 different desktop-based tools to administer selected parts of the E-Business Suite.  These are:

Still in use (i.e. eligible for Error Correction Support)
  • BI Publisher (BIP/XMLP)
  • Configurator Developer
  • Discoverer Administrator/Desktop
  • Forms/Reports Developer
  • JDeveloper OA Extensions
  • Sales for Handhelds
  • Warehouse Builder
  • Workflow Builder
  • XML Gateway Message Designer
    • Applications Desktop Integrator (ADI)
    • Balanced Scorecard Architect (BSC)
    • Financial Analyzer
    • Financial Services Suite
    • Sales Analyzer Client

All of the tools still in use are certified with Windows 10 version 1067.

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Steven Chan

Senior Director

Steven Chan was a Senior Director in the Oracle Applications Technology Group.  He managed EBS technology stack certifications, ATG product management, ATG documentation and curriculum, and ATG Quality Assurance in the E-Business Suite Development division.

Steven joined Oracle in 1998.  Steven retired from Oracle in 2019. Prior to joining Oracle, he held positions with IBM, Deloitte & Touche Consulting, and other software companies. 

Steven is an Oracle ACE and a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications User Group 'Ambassador of the Year' Award (2007, 2009, 2010). Steven received the Oracle Applications User Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011.

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