Major Release: A major product release is denoted by a whole integer (example: 5.0). Major releases are typically made available every 18 to 24 months.
Minor Release: A minor product release — also known as a “dot” release — is denoted by a number on the right side of the decimal point (example: 5.1). Not all major releases will have minor releases as part of its lifecycle. Minor releases are only done in the event an update to the product requires a new build.
Legacy Release: Any product release at least one full version behind the current shipping Major Release.
General Availability: The milestone date for which a product is deemed commercially available.
End of Sales: The last day a new license for either a component or a user license can be added to a new or existing configuration.
End of Support: The last day in which bug fixes or on-plan Customer Support assistance will be provided for a product.
End of Life: All references to the product are removed from publicly accessible locations (e.g., web, etc.).