[Dshield] JVM is gone?

Esler, Joel - Contractor joel.esler at rcert-s.army.mil
Fri Oct 8 18:05:50 GMT 2004


Recognizing the need to provide a smooth transition for current users of
the Microsoft(r) Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM), Sun Microsystems and
Microsoft have agreed to extend Microsoft's license to use Sun's Java
source code and compatibility test suites. This extension allows
Microsoft to support the MSJVM until December 31, 2007, providing
customers with the ability to transition from the MSJVM on a schedule
and plan that is most effective for them.

The MSJVM will reach its end of life on December 31, 2007. Customers are
encouraged to take proactive measures to stay informed about obsolete
software and move away from the MSJVM in a timely fashion. The MSJVM is
no longer available for distribution from Microsoft and there will be no
enhancements to the MSJVM. Microsoft products and SKUs currently
including the MSJVM will continue to be retired or replaced by versions
not containing the MSJVM on a schedule to be announced.

Obsolete software, whether in the form of unsupported products, old
service packs, or even expired certificates, is an issue every customer
needs to be concerned with. Microsoft software life cycle communications
help customers identify obsolete software in a proactive and ongoing

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