That's because of the 30-month support lifecycle (Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education only) awarded only to yyH2 upgrades. Windows 10 Home/Pro/Pro Workstation 20H2 runs out of support around April 12, 2022, giving Microsoft 16 weeks to push the latest code to those PCs. Microsoft cited security concerns for holding the forced-upgrade card. In a May 2019 blog post, a Microsoft marketing manager announced that customers could expect the next LTSC "toward the end of 2021.". The likeliest launch date: April 13, the month's Patch Tuesday. All editions except LTSB/LTSC: Major versions serviced for 18 months from release date (30 months for Enterprise customers). Microsoft pushes the final patches and fixes to Windows 10 1809 on Home, Pro and Pro Workstation. Each year of Windows 10 witnesses new decay of the original concept. Last year, Microsoft monkeyed with 10's content, abandoning two relatively equal upgrades to instead deliver one major refresh and one very minor retread. LTSB, for "Long-term Servicing Branch," which was later rebranded as LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel), is the only edition of Windows 10 which retained the traditional 5+5 support scheme of Mainstream and Extended periods. Windows 10 2004 loses patching privileges Dec. 14, or 16 weeks from now. Microsoft continues to automatically upgrade Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro PCs running version 1903 to the latest, version 2004, aka "Windows 10 May 2020 Update.". But because 2103 has a limited shelf life – its support expires not much more than a year from now – few take Microsoft up on the offer. Unlike the fall feature upgrades, which are maintained for 30 months for Enterprise and Education customers, those released in the spring – previously marked yy03, now labeled yyH1 – come with 18 months of support for all editions. This year, Microsoft messed with the nomenclature of the still-twice-annual upgrades, dropping the yy03 and yy09 labels for the vaguer yyH1 and yyH2, an admission that the supposed precision of the earlier tags fooled no one. This message, for it will be just that, posted with nary an announcement except for a brief line from the Windows Update Twitter account, will appear on the Windows release health dashboard. Around this date, Microsoft may inform businesses that Windows 10 20H2 – the service pack issued four months ago – is ready to deploy throughout their environments. And as expected, Microsoft will reprise the 2019 major-minor release practice this year. This page lists and links to information on the various versions of Microsoft Windows, a major computer operating system developed by Microsoft. Microsoft begins rolling out Windows 10 21H2, aka "October 2021 Update," after this date. After windows 10 all the updates will be rolled out as windows updates. Each mutation of the plan comes as a surprise to customers. For more information on what's included in mainstream and extended support, refer to this support document. Somewhere around this date, Microsoft may inform businesses that Windows 10 2009 – the service pack issued three months ago – is ready to deploy throughout their environments. HP Pavilion 13 x2 Taking Orders - Shipping/Release Date: November 5 HP Pavilion 13 x2: pin. Senior Reporter, Finally the free upgrade offer date & release date of "Windows 10 2015 LTSB: Mainstream support until October 13, 2020; Extended support until October 14, 2025, 2016 LTSB: Mainstream support until October 12, 2021; Extended support until October 13, 2026, 2019 LTSC: Mainstream support until January 9, 2024; Extended support until January 9, 2029, Mainstream support ended on January 9, 2018, Extended support ends on January 10, 2023, Mainstream support ended on January 13, 2015, Extended support ended on January 14, 2020, Mainstream support ended on April 10, 2012, Mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009, Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2003, Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2005, Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2002, Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server "Codenamed Hydra", Windows NT 4.0 Embedded "Codenamed Impala", Windows 95 OSR2 "Codenamed Detroit" (August 24, 1996), Windows 95 USB Supplement to OSR2 (August 27, 1997), Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2000, Extended support ended on December 31, 2001, Windows for Workgroups 3.1 "Codenamed Sparta (Jastro), Winball (Kato)" (October 1992), Mainstream support until December 14, 2021, Mainstream support until December 8, 2020, Mainstream support ends on January 11, 2022, Extended support ends on January 12, 2027, Mainstream support ended on October 9, 2018, Extended support ends on October 10, 2023, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition, Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS), Mainstream support ended on July 13, 2010, Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2002, Extended support ended on December 31, 2004, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 05:46. 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What it won't do, at least not yet, is tell its most important customers – enterprises and other large organizations – how to plan for the year. In this section, a client version of Windows is a version that end-users or OEMs can install on personal computers, including desktop computers, laptops, and workstations. Microsoft begins to forcibly upgrade PCs powered by Windows 10 Home 1909 or Windows 10 Pro 1909, the first service pack-esque update, to the recent Windows 10 20H2. Around this date, Microsoft ships Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2022 (Long-term Servicing Channel). Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc. note on the Windows release health dashboard. That's just one reason why everyone should be marking the calendar with the critical Windows events. Windows 7 X4 x86 now available for sale (7-1-13 Release Date Pictures of Windows 7 X4 x86 now available for sale (7-1-13: pin. Senior Reporter Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld. The Redmond, Wash. developer will service this version until April 2024. There will be few new features. This version was initially slated to retire in May, but was one of two that Microsoft awarded a six-month reprieve so that customers wouldn't have to deal with a migration during the opening weeks of the stay-at-home-work-at-home orders in the U.S. Microsoft purges all forms of Windows 10 1903 – Home, Pro, Pro Workstation, Enterprise and Education – from the support roster on this date. For all its talk of "monitoring feedback" and "hoping to learn" whether to repeat the delivery of one major refresh and one very minor retread, or return to a pair of equal upgrades, Microsoft didn't seem to hesitate when picking the former – not during an upside-down, inside-out year of the novel coronavirus. Customers should monitor the Windows release health dashboard for Microsoft's green light message. Microsoft serves up final security and non-security patches and fixes for Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 and Education 1709, the fall 2017 feature upgrade Microsoft tagged "Fall Creators Update." Windows 10 21H1 – probably nicknamed "April 2021 Update" – releases after this date. Windows 10 S (now an operational mode within Enterprise and Education) 19042 (version …