Microsoft released Windows 8.1 as a required upgrade for Windows 8 PCs in November 2013. At the same time, Microsoft announced that existing users of Windows 8 had 24 months to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to remain in support. Now that the 24 month upgrade window has passed, the F5 BIG-IP APM Client Development team are ceasing testing and will cease support of Windows 8 as of March 1, 2016. F5 Support will also cease supporting Windows 8 at this time.  This includes all features currently supported on Windows 8, as stated in the F5 APM Client Compatibility Matrices. Windows 8.1 remains fully supported.

 

Further Reading from F5:

  1. BIG-IP APM 12.0 Client Compatibility matrix
    https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_apm/manuals/product/apm-clientcompatmatrix-12-0-0.html
  2. BIG-IP APM 11.6 Client Compatibility Matrix
    https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_apm/manuals/product/apm-clientcompatmatrix-11-6-0.html

 

Further reading from Microsoft:

  1. Windows Product Lifecycle information
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle#gp/LifeWinFAQ
  2. Windows 8 Product Lifecycle information
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows 8