One clue about what happens next is in that updated support lifecycle page. Since the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has released two additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security. Eventually, the product will reach an end of life once the 3rd service branch comes out and will no longer receive updates? The downside to skipping feature updates is that you will end up with an accumulation of changes introduced in skipped versions and the version that is installed on the machine. Right now, we estimate that 90% of you are using either the Anniversary Update Version 1607 or the Creators Update Version 1703. Apple also pushes their new updates on Mac Users via automatic updates. I'm trying to determine when the above will stop receiving security patches. If you want to join the legions of unpaid beta testers, you can install the latest version of Win10.
While you will still recognize the Windows desktops and use core programs and tools, you'd have to spend more time getting to know the system as more Settings may have been moved around, renamed, or modified. Microsoft won't release any update, security or otherwise, for the operating system once the date has passed. All of the Win10 machines I support here are on the Surface platform, most of them being used for Public Safety. It didn't work out so well for us. Windows or Apple or Google? We recommend that you plan to do this as soon as possible to ensure that you have enough time to move to a supported release. Some versions of Enterprise and Education editions will have an option for an additional paid extension for eligible volume licensing customers.
When windows 7 is no longer supported I will be switching to Mac. It's important to understand that all four of these versions of Win10 are completely separate, like Win7 and Win8 before them. Upgrades are the closest thing we have to an annual fee or subscription. In the process, they've cleared up the confusion over a phrase that defines the new Windows 10 servicing model. I know the tricks of turning off customer experience and all that jazz, but it's still not a very efficient way of doing things. While no reason was given for this original delay in the end of support, it was likely due to the fact that the company wanted to notify users about Windows as a service, or give version 1507 users time to upgrade to the Creators Update. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings.
Right now, my best estimate is that a particular version of Win10 will stop receiving security patches roughly 18 to 24 months after it's released. Last week we finally saw the very first version of Windows 10 go through its complete lifecycle. Now You: Which version of Windows do you run currently, and why? It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Microsoft changed its calculation method again. To be precise, April 10, 2018 will be the last Patch Day for the operating system. Since then, the company has pushed out numerous major updates to the operating system including the, the , and the.
Does end of service for version 1507 apply to all editions of Windows 10? I know it's been said a million times before, but Microsoft really needs to get back ont he game here and release a true Enterprise version of Windows 10 that doesn't make it a pain in the ass to get rid of all the crap Enterprise users don't need. Q: If I decide to go with Win10, which version is best? End-of-Life Dates for Windows 10 Versions We have received quite a few emails from people asking us why they should upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703. I know the tricks of turning off customer experience and all that jazz, but it's still not a very efficient way of doing things. The clean installs ran much faster also. The model allows Microsoft to introduce new features, take advantage of new hardware innovations and provide security improvements without having to release service packs or entirely new versions.
We reinstalled their programs and restored their data files. Matter of fact, we've dodged most of the issues that other clients of mine had running Win 10 pro. This cycle begins when the product is first made available to the public, and it ends when Microsoft stops supporting it. Simple and efficient way of doing things. Note New feature update releases are initially considered Semi-Annual Channel Targeted releases; organizations will use these for pilot deployments to ensure compatibility with existing apps and infrastructure. Customers should reach out to their Microsoft account team for more information about a paid program.
It didn't work out so well for us. I hear three questions about Win10 all the time: Q: If I upgrade to Win10 or buy a copy, which version do I get? Back in January, Windows boss Terry Myerson plan, using this language: This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device - at no additional charge. We knew that there was minimum support of a year for each release, so what would happen to the initial 1507 build after this milestone had passed? Provided that compatibility issues or hardware restrictions won't keep the device from being upgraded to a new version of Windows 10, it may make sense to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1709 or even to which will be released in April 2018. How much longer were Microsoft planning on supporting it? There will be no Windows 10 subscription fees during the supported phase. Apple has been collecting data from Apple users for a long time. Currently, if you perform a free upgrade from Win7 to Win10 yes, the upgrade is still free, in spite of what you've read , you end up with 1607.
Earlier this year I spoke at the inaugural System Center Universe Australia event on managing Windows 10 servicing with ConfigMgr. After removal reversion will no longer be available. After about four months, the feature update will be declared as Semi-Annual Channel, indicating that it is ready for broad deployment. You need to get your information from somewhere in between. As for why well I like keeping that pc on the latest. But with recent changes made in September 2018, Microsoft has extended the support for 30 months as organisations or not able to keep up the pace with continuous upgrade process.
These are the terms used by Microsoft defining Windows as a Service options available for Windows 10. Hence, most Windows users, esp business-users, paid-for and ran each version of Windows for about 10 years before upgrading, eg paid-for and ran Win 3. We don't yet know when it'll die. Apple fans will tell you Microsoft is the devil in disguise; Windows fans, the opposite. I'm not sold on the idea that this is indeed more beneficial than the release of service packs for the operating system but Microsoft seems to believe that this is the way to go forward. If you are still evaluating Windows 10 or are about you, we recommend that you consider starting with build 1607 so that you receive the new benefits and longevity of this release. In the past, that would have been time for a new version of Windows to take its place on the support lifecycle chart and bump the old one down a notch.