Windows 10 support extended again: September releases now get 30 months


It's a known fact that tons of Enterprise customers are still running Windows 7 installations on their computers.

It is understood that the United Kingdom government paid £5.5m in public money for a year of extended support for Windows XP, which didn't include vital services like the NHS - indicating how profitable extended-extended support could be for the software giant.

Earlier this year, Bradley wrote an open letter to various Microsoft executives, including CEO Satya Nadella, outlining the hundreds of grievances members of the group had reported to her about how Windows is updated.

Microsoft has changed the way it supports Windows 10 updates for schools and businesses, giving them more flexibility to choose when they install updates. When a Windows 10 upgrade or Office 365 update is done, Murphy's Law of updates says one or more of those applications is going to break. But, it looks like that was not enough and starting with the next release of Windows, 1809, the support window will now be 30 months. Doubtlessly the most up-to-the-minute preview from its Redstone 5 (RS5) division for Home windows insiders on the short ring is derive 17754, and comes no longer as a lot as a week after derive 17751 hit the short ring. And also an engineer is appointed to a company to fix anything that breaks.

Meanwhile, all future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions with a targeted release month of March will continue to be supported for 18 months from their release date, thereby maintaining the semi-annual update schedule and retaining the option for customers that want to update twice a year.

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In the past, Microsoft announced its plans to end Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020. The platform is steadily increasing market share and with Windows 7 support ending in less than two years, a boom of upgrades are expected.

It's worth noting that ESU plan is only available to customers running Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise editions. That's being extended to also cover Windows 8.1, up until January 2023, and Windows Server 2016, up until October 2025. Similarly, support for version 1709 (released less than one year ago) will end on April 9, 2019. Now, in order to give users more time to transition fully to the cloud, the company is now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023.