In the past, Intuit has killed earlier versions to force an upgrade.
IIRC, it's a three year cycle. But I haven't gotten any warnings yet
that my 2008 is about to stop working.
Anyone know what I should expect?
Depends on your definition of a few terms, such as "expire", "killed",
"force" and "stop working".
In the link that ps56k provided, one key paragraph says, "If you are
currently using an older version of Quicken and do not need live support or
services, your product will continue to work. In order to enjoy the full
power of Quicken and maintain uninterrupted access to your services, we
suggest you upgrade to the current version of Quicken.'
In other words, Quicken will continue to "work" indefinitely. From time to
time, users report here that they are still using something like Quicken
2000 - or even an MS-DOS version. They no longer have Intuit support, but
maybe they will never need it. They cannot download transactions or stock
prices, but maybe they don't need that, either. (I used Quicken for several
years before I started downloading transactions.)
But that link shows that support for those features ends on April 30 of each
year for the third prior year version. Or, in Quicken-speak, "...the most
current version of Quicken (currently Quicken 2011 for Windows and Quicken
Essentials 2010 for Mac), plus the prior two versions, will be supported,
subject to certain exceptions." Live support and download services for
Quicken 2007 ended 5/30/2010; support for Quicken 2008 will end 4/30/2011,
as I understand that. Except for those features, Quicken 2008 should
continue to work indefinitely.
as RC mentioned -
the software itself is fine...
BUT the key thing for some/most of us,
is that the online downloading function stops working,
which affects Stocks & Investment Portfolios
along with anything in the Banking segment.