One of the most useful links (if not one of the most boring links) that I frequent is the WebSphere support lifecycle
web page. Bookmark it now. You may not need it today, may be not tomorrow, but you will ...
Apart from the obvious "when does version xyz of WAS go out of support", it gives you load of really useful info
- When was a product released?
- What support policy is it on (Standard = 3 years support and Enhanced = 5 years support)
- A link to the support policy
- From the above you can deduce when the current versions of the software are likely to go out of support because we give you 12 months notice of any product going EOS and only do so in April or September. I've no idea how firm that is because there are other factors that may influence this. But that's the commitment we aim for and have a great track record of meeting it
- If you click on the release date, you get access to the Product Announcement letter.
This can be really useful when you're trying to work out exactly what you're entitled to as part of the product you're using
It saves me a load of time, hopefully it helps you too.