DIAdem Life Cycle Policy

Through the DIAdem Life Cycle Policy, you can access guidelines for better understanding and use of your NI product investment. This policy should help you answer common questions, such as:

  • When should I upgrade? 
  • What DIAdem versions are supported? 
  • What support should I expect for DIAdem versions? 

In addition, the DIAdem Life Cycle Policy helps you plan migrations and maximize your resources.

DIAdem Life Cycle Policy Phases

Version 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 20171 2018 2019
DIAdem 2012                
DIAdem 2014                
DIAdem 2015                
  •   Current Release Support
  •   Mainstream Support
  •   Extended Support

1 DIAdem 32-bit will transition to bug fixes only in 2017.

DIAdem Life Cycle Dates

Version Current Release Support (release date) Mainstream Support (end date) Extended Support (end date)
DIAdem 2012 August 2012 August 2016 Ongoing
DIAdem 2014 August 2014 August 2018 Ongoing
DIAdem 2015 August 2015 August 2019 Ongoing


DIAdem Life Cycle Policy

  Current Release Support Mainstream Support Extended Support

Technical Support

Online technical support including KnowledgeBase, online forums, white papers, NI Developer Zone, and more
Access to paid technical support programs, including support-only and Standard Service Program (SSP) --


Software patches at NI discretion (smaller, off cycle fixes) --
Software service packs/maintenance release at NI discretion (scheduled updates and fixes) -- --


Product available for purchase

(upon request)


DIAdem OS Support Roadmap

Version 20122 2014 20153 2017
Windows XP (32-bit)1        
Windows Vista (32-bit)        
Windows Vista (64-bit)        
Windows 7 (32-bit)        
Windows 7 (64-bit)        
Windows 8 (32-bit) *      
Windows 8 (64-bit) *      
Windows 8.1 (32-bit) *      
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) *      
Windows 10 (32-bit)        
Windows 10 (64-bit)        
  •   Mainstream Support
  •   No Support

1 DIAdem also supports Windows XP Pro for Embedded Systems, the version of Windows XP that Microsoft continues to support for use in embedded systems.

2 DIAdem 2012 released before Windows 8 and does not officially support Windows 8. However, DIAdem 2012 SP1 gives full support for Windows 8 for DIAdem.

3 DIAdem 2015 released before Windows 10 and does not officially support Windows 10. However, DIAdem 2015 SP1 gives full support for Windows 10 for DIAdem.

For Additional Information on Service and Support

Contact NI Global Services for more information and access to additional services designed to meet needs throughout the application life cycle – from planning and development to deployment and ongoing maintenance.

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