PlanSwift by ConstructConnect is committed to providing award-winning products and services. To that end, we must occasionally take an inventory of our product versions to determine those that need to be retired (or ‘sunset’). We remain focused on current technology and advancing/improving our software, and that cannot be done if we continue to support outdated versions of our software. So to help you, our clients, understand which products are supported, we developed this "Sunsetting Policy" (aka, End of Life Plan).

We regularly update our System Requirements when we release upgrades to PlanSwift so be sure to check out the System Requirements (in the left Table of Contents) before you install any upgrade.


On January 9, 2018, Microsoft ended "Mainstream Support" for Windows 8.1, therefore we will no longer test new releases against that platform. We will provide minimal technical support for Windows 8.1 until January 10, 2023, when Microsoft ends "Extended Support" for that platform. 

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 (and Server 2008/S2008 R2). Versions of PlanSwift limited to Windows 7 or earlier are no longer supported or distributed.

Microsoft previously ended all support for Windows 8. You must upgrade to Windows 10 to install current releases of PlanSwift’s products. Windows 8.1 was a free upgrade from Windows 8, however, Microsoft may not provide that option any longer.

See below for a listing of all PlanSwift versions and the Windows versions on which they are/were supported. If your version of PlanSwift is no longer supported or distributed, please contact our Customer Success team for information on migrating to a supported version of your software, see Contact Us.oducts limited

Although Microsoft attempts to migrate programs and settings when you upgrade your operating system (for example, upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, in place), it is best practice to remove any applications you have installed, upgrade the OS, and then reinstall those applications after applying the OS Upgrade. Just be sure to decommission the applications before uninstalling them (meaning: return any licenses).

Sunsetting Policy

PlanSwift bases its Sunsetting Policy on Microsoft’s support for various versions of Windows. Microsoft has a two-stage retirement plan for its products. First is the end of "Mainstream" support, the second is the end of "Extended" support.


For information about Microsoft’s Product Support/Sunset policies, please visit:


How Does This Affect You?

Now, you are probably going to ask, "Will my software simply 'stop' working on the date Microsoft ends Mainstream Support or Extended Support?" No, of course, not. In fact, it is likely that nothing is going to change except that PlanSwift will no longer test new releases against that operating system, nor will we register new ‘bugs’ that can only be reproduced on that operating system or that are only reproducible on versions of PlanSwift limited to that operating system, nor will we provide installation support or advanced technical support for products on operating systems not under “Mainstream” support with Microsoft.

PlanSwift also may change the way older software is licensed or may require you upgrade to a more current version of the software.

However, when Microsoft ends "Extended Support" for an operating system, they stop publishing security and OS updates. That puts anyone remaining on that OS at risk and you need to migrate/upgrade to a supported Operating System. This means you will likely have to install upgrades to your version of PlanSwift. If you are off-maintenance, or have been, you may be required to renew your maintenance subscription or even purchase new licenses - Contact Us to discuss your options.

What can I do if the version I’m using is no longer support?

This depends on if you kept current with your Maintenance agreement with PlanSwift.