Today is my 353rd blog entry since I started.
There are a few end of service (withdrawal from service) announcements related to z/VSE:
z/VSE 5.1 withdrawn from service June 30, 2016. Replacement product: z/VSE 5.2.
WebSphere MQ for z/VSE 3.0 withdrawn from service September 30, 2015. Replacement product: none. Individual service extension contracts can be requested for service beyond September 30, 2015 for a period of at least 3 years. The WebSphere MQ Client for VSE will still be available.
Emulation Program (EP) 1.14 withdrawn from service December 31, 2015.
z/VM 5.4 withdrawn from service December 31, 2016 or until z9 processors are withdrawn from support, whichever is later.
Replacement product: z/VM V6. The zEC12 and zBC12 are planned to be the last System z servers supported by z/VM V5.4 and the last System z servers that will support z/VM V5.4 running as a guest (second level).
More information is in the corresponding announcement letter.