As of January 13, 2009, standard (mainstream) support for WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007 RTM (SP0) ends. This is part of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle for their products. Now, I won’t claim to be an expert in the MS Support model so I will just state my current understanding. If I find out more or different information, I will update this post.
You have two options if you wish to be able to continue to be to receive hotfixes (non-security) for problems you have:
- Either install Service Pack 1 (my recommended solution). You have to do this option if you want to submit a design change or feature request.
- Obtain an extended hotfix agreement, purchased within 90 days of mainstream support ending