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  • Microsoft extends end of support for the Enterprise and Education versions of Win10 1607, 1703, 1709

    Posted on February 1st, 2018 at 14:21 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you’re using the Enterprise or Education version of Windows 10 (hint: If you aren’t sure, you aren’t), Microsoft just gave you a stay of execution by six months.

    It’s the same thing Microsoft did to Win10 1511 back in mid-November.

    You know the rule-of-thumb that Microsoft will release a new version of Win10 every six months, and that each new version will be serviced (in particular, will receive  security patches) for 18 months? Yeah, now that’s only true for those of you who pay for Windows — Win10 Home and Win10 Pro.

    Effective today, Microsoft is extending the support horizon for all Win10 Enterprise and Education versions by an additional six months.

    Mary Jo Foley has full details on ZDNet.

    Here’s the new support matrix:

    Version Released End of service Days
    Home/Pro Ent/ Ed
    Win10 1709 17-Oct-17 9-Apr-19 8-Oct-19 721
    Win10 1703 5-Apr-17 9-Oct-18 9-Apr-19 734
    Win10 1607 2-Aug-16 10-Apr-18 9-Oct-18 798
    Win10 1511 10-Nov-15 10-Oct-17 10-Apr-18 882
    Win10 1507 9-Jul-15 9-May-17 670
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    Home Forums Microsoft extends end of support for the Enterprise and Education versions of Win10 1607, 1703, 1709

    This topic contains 12 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #163841 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      If you’re using the Enterprise or Education version of Windows 10 (hint: If you aren’t sure, you aren’t), Microsoft just gave you a stay of execution
      [See the full post at: Microsoft extends end of support for the Enterprise and Education versions of Win10 1607, 1703, 1709]

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    • #163842 Reply

      MrBrian
      AskWoody MVP

      From Windows 10 Client and Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel Lifecycle Policy update (February 1, 2018):

      “Since the introduction of the Modern Lifecycle Policy in August of 2016, more and more products are launching under this support and servicing model to keep customers current.

      Today, we are clarifying how the Windows 10 Client Semi-Annual Channel and Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel are supported. By listing these Channels as following the Modern Lifecycle Policy, we are able to more accurately reflect how we already service and update Windows 10 and Windows Server Semi-Annual Channels today through twice-a-year feature updates and monthly quality updates.”

      • #163850 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        It’s insanity, I say.

        Microsoft needs to move to a once-a-year Win10 version upgrade policy.

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        • #163904 Reply

          Ascaris
          AskWoody MVP

          I’d like to see them move to a “when we really need to” upgrade policy.  If there’s a big change whose benefits justify the disruption, regressions, and code churn, then release it as soon as it’s ready.  Otherwise, just concentrate on the less fun stuff like security patches and bugfixes.  Windows 7 hasn’t seen a version upgrade since SP1 in March 2010, nearly eight years ago, and it’s still very usable now– in part because it hasn’t had the barrage of changes whose main purpose seems to be justifying “Windows as a Service” rather than any need or desire the Windows user actually had.

           

           

          Group L (Linux): KDE Neon User Edition 5.14.4 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) + Windows 7 in Virtualbox VM

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      • #163874 Reply

        lurks about
        AskWoody Lounger

        Unfortunately I do not speak Flack or Shyster. Does anyone have a plain English translation?

        Mark Twain said life was to short to learn German, he never had to learn either Flack or Shyster.

    • #163856 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody MVP

      Alignment is good, as long as it sticks and not changes every year or two 🙂

    • #163859 Reply

      MrBrian
      AskWoody MVP
      • #163941 Reply

        James Bond 007
        AskWoody Lounger

        Microsoft extends Windows 10 support period, but makes cuts to Office 2019

        Just reading that article and this : Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support

        In addition to the extended support periods for Windows 10 1607/1703/1709 for Enterprise / Education versions, we also learn that :

        (1) The next version of Windows 10 LTSC (previously LTSB) will be released in the fall of this year instead of in 2019. So it will be Windows 10 LTSC 2018, probably corresponding to version 1809. This version will have the previous 10 year support period.

        (2) The next perpetual version of Office (not the subscription version Office 365), Office 2019, will be released this year, and its support period will be reduced from the normal 10 years to 7 years (5 years mainstream + 2 years extended), meaning that it will be out of support at the same time as Office 2016.

        It seems that, if I don’t want to subscribe, and I already am running Office 2016 perpetual, then apparently there is no reason for me to switch to Office 2019 in this case.

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

    • #163919 Reply

      Jan K.
      AskWoody Lounger

      From article…

      Microsoft officials said these extensions are for those “who need a little extra time to implement Windows as a service”

      Those who hasn’t grasped and implemented the wonderful WAAS idea in three years only needs a further 6 months…?

      Since Windows 10.17.09 has been deemed “ready for business”, why not stick to original plan? All clients knew and accepted that plan by installing Windows 10.15.07.

      My guess is, that enterprises objected and students cried. But I know nothing! 😀

      Once the extended time period has run out and clients rolls up to 10.17.09 they will by then have less than a year to enjoy stability until forced to 10.19.04?

      I now hereby predict Windows 10.19.04 will get an extended time period.

      • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by  PKCano.
      • #164008 Reply

        Jan K.
        AskWoody Lounger

        Can’t edit anymore? but got numbers mixed up… 15.11 should be 15.07.

        Gee, it’s not easy to keep track of Windows “10”.

        • #164014 Reply

          PKCano
          AskWoody MVP

          How’s that?

          • #164202 Reply

            Jan K.
            AskWoody Lounger

            Couldn’t have done it better! 😀

            Oh wait! I could if the edit option didn’t disappear? Time-out period?

            • #164205 Reply

              PKCano
              AskWoody MVP

              Yep, you only have a few to edit, then the ability goes away.

              But MY clock keeps ticking (sometimes that’s unfortunate!).

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