Software Product Life Cycle Policies

NI software products have standard life cycle policies that define release frequency and support. There are three life cycle phases for our software products.

published

07.11.2022

Support Available in Software Life Cycle Phases

 

Support Type Life Cycle Phase
Current Release Mainstream Support Extended Support
Online technical support, including KnowledgeBase online forums, documentation, and more      
Access to paid technical support programs, including service benefits from active subscription software licenses, the NI Support-Only Service Program, and Standard Service Program     2
Paid upgrade assistance      
Hardware Support1: Current device driver distributions continue to install support     2
Software service packs/maintenance releases (scheduled updates and fixes)  
Software patches at NI discretion (off-cycle fixes)3      
Product available for purchase   Upon request 2

 

 

1For more information about supported hardware and drivers, refer to the product readme, available on the download page. Device driver distributions are tested on the most current version of the specific LabVIEW release.

 

2Available only through long-term service contract.

 

3Contact your local field representative for availability.

 

Phone and Web Support

 

LabVIEW

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
LabVIEW 2021 August 2021 August 2025 Ongoing
LabVIEW 2020 May 2020 May 2024 Ongoing
LabVIEW 2019 May 2019 May 2023 Ongoing
LabVIEW 2018 May 2018 May 2022 Ongoing

 

 

LabVIEW versions not on this list are in Extended Support. Please contact us for more details.

All LabVIEW NXG Support is ending July 2022.

LabWindows™/CVI

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
LabWindows/CVI 2020 September 2020 September 2025 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2019 July 2019 July 2024 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2017 May 2017 August 2022 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2015 August 2015 August 2020 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2013 August 2013 August 2018 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2012 August 2012 August 2016 Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2010 December 2010 December 2014 Ongoing

 

TestStand

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
TestStand 2021 August 2021 August 2025 Ongoing
TestStand 2020 November 2020 November 2024 Ongoing
TestStand 2019 January 2019 January 2023 Ongoing
TestStand 2017 January 2018 January 2022 Ongoing
TestStand 2016 August 2016 August 2020 Ongoing
TestStand 2014 August 2014 August 2018 Ongoing
TestStand 2013 August 2013 August 2017 Ongoing
TestStand 2012 August 2012 August 2016 Ongoing
TestStand 2010 November 2010 November 2014 Ongoing
TestStand 4.2 May 2009 May 2013 Ongoing
TestStand 4.1 May 2008 May 2012 Ongoing
TestStand 4.0 May 2007 May 2011 Ongoing

 

DIAdem

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
DIAdem 2022 Q2 April 2022 April 2026 Ongoing
DIAdem 2021 April 2021 April 2025 Ongoing
DIAdem 2020 May 2020 May 2024 Ongoing
DIAdem 2019 July 2019 July 2023 Ongoing
DIAdem 2018 July 2018 July 2022 Ongoing
DIAdem 2017 May 2017 August 2021 Ongoing
DIAdem 2015 August 2015 August 2019 Ongoing
DIAdem 2014 August 2014 August 2018 Ogoing
DIAdem 2012 August 2012 August 2016 Ongoing

 

VeriStand

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
VeriStand 2020 2020 2023 Ongoing
VeriStand 2019 2019 2022 Ongoing
VeriStand 2018 2018 2021 Ongoing
VeriStand 2017 2017 2020 Ongoing
VeriStand 2016 2016 2019 Ongoing
VeriStand 2015 2015 2018 Ongoing
VeriStand 2014 2014 2017 Ongoing

 

Measurement Studio

Version Current Release Support (Release Date) Mainstream Support (End Date) Extended Support (End date)
Measurement Studio 2019 May 2019 May 2023 Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2015 May 2015 May 2019
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2013 April 2013
April 2017 Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2012 August 2012 August 2016
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2010 December 2010 December 2014
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2009 December 2009
December 2013
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 8.6 December 2008 October 2012  Ongoing

Measurement Studio Support for Visual Studio and Languages

Measurement Studio is dedicated to providing support for the most up-to-date Microsoft development platforms and languages. Measurement Studio provides support for Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET within the most recent three versions of Visual Studio. Currently, Measurement Studio provides new feature support for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio 2019

Version 8.6 2009 2010 2012 2013 2015 2019
Visual Studio
Visual Studio 6.0    
Visual Studio 2003    
Visual Studio 2005        
Visual Studio 2008          
Visual Studio 2010     Note1      
Visual Studio 2012            
Visual Studio 2013            
Visual Studio 2015              
Visual Studio 2017              
Visual Studio 2019              
Language Support
Visual Basic 6.0    
Visual C++ MFC    
.NET              

Mainstream support (Measurement Studio is integrated into the Visual Studio environment)

Legacy support (legacy support is available by request to qualifying customers)

 

Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual C++ MFC support were removed from Measurement Studio.

Additional Products

Product Versions Supported
Requirements Gateway Version 1.0 and later
Switch executive Version 3.25 and later
Lookout1 Version 5.0 and later
Calibration Executive Version 3.3.2 and later
DASYLab Version 5.0 and later
Modules, Toolkits, and Drivers Refer to the life cycle policies for relevant products shown above.

 

1Lookout support is not offered over the phone.

Life Cycle Assistance

If you have questions about NI product life cycle policies or have specific questions about a product’s life cycle status, contact us. NI is committed to providing the right level of life cycle support for your needs.

 

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