Windows 10 version 1709 support gets extended for businesses

Posted on Monday, March 23 2020 @ 11:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft decided to extend the support cycle of business versiokns of Windows 10 version 1709 to October 13, 2020. This will give companies more time to upgrade. Previously, the software giant planned to cut off support on April 14, 2020.
We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand the impact this is having on you, our valued customers. To ease one of the many burdens you are currently facing, and based on customer feedback, we have decided to delay the scheduled end of service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1709. This means devices will receive monthly security updates only from May to October. The final security update for these editions of Windows 10, version 1709 will be released on October 13, 2020 instead of April 14, 2020.

Security updates for Windows 10, version 1709 will be available via our regular servicing channels: Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Microsoft Update Catalog. You will not need to alter your current update management workflows. For example, all supported versions of Microsoft Configuration Manager (current branch) will continue to support Windows 10, version 1709 until October 13, 2020.

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