Lifecycle Support for Classic ASP in Windows
Here's some interesting news from ScottGu and team. I was wondering what the lifecycle for ASP "Classic" was. I looked on the Microsoft Lifecycle page and didn't see it. I was fortunate enough to talk to ScottGu as well as Rich Ersek and was told:
Classic ASP is actually very much alive. It will ship again with Windows Vista and Windows Longhorn Server – so will be supported at least 10 years from that ship date. - ScottGu
Asp.DLL is part of VISTA so the runtime will continue to be supported based on the Vista support lifecycle.
All classic ASP development tools (i.e., Visual Interdev) are now in their extended support period and we will not be updating tools for classic ASP.
To get the best tooling/platform option ASP.NET is the way to go. - RichE
Certainly we can all agree that ASP.NET is the present and the future, but it's very comforting to know that Classic ASP is a part of Vista and the Vista Lifecycle. The tools are in extended support but the 'runtime' is still alive and kicking.