Windows 11, released last month, showed the biggest UI and other feature update in recent years, such as the addition of support for Android applications.At the same time, the company shared more information about the operating system’s support and service life cycle, and added:Unlike the half-yearly update of Windows 10, Windows 11 will shift to an annual update rhythm.
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As for Windows 10, Microsoft recently introduced the 21H2 feature update in detail. As part of the announcement, the software giant also confirmed that the LTSC long-term support version will be based on 21H2 and will arrive later this year.
Although no information about the Windows 11 LTSC version was disclosed at the time, Microsoft confirmed during the AMA question and answer interaction on the technical community blog that the next LTSC version will be based on Windows 11.
When answering one of the questions, the Microsoft development team explained that the LTSC version based on Windows 10 21H2 has a support period of 5 years.
The next long-term support version after Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 is expected to be built on the basis of Windows 11 while maintaining a 5-year support cycle.
However, this event may still happen in about 3 years. If you need a longer LTSC lifespan, it is recommended to migrate to Windows 10 IoT LTSC.
Neowin pointed out that Microsoft recently changed the support period of Windows LTSC from 10 years to 5 years, and LTSC 2021 is the first version affected by the new policy.
At the same time, the current version based on Windows 10 1809 is not affected, and its support deadline is still 2029.
But considering that the support period of LTSC 2021 is only until 2026, presumably most enterprise customers will not be too willing to migrate.
Finally, today’s event also talked about the future development of Windows 10 updates, and reiterated the commitment to provide support for eligible customers (such as non-LTSC SKUs) before October 2025.
But the company added: As for whether Windows 10 21H2 is the “last feature update”, the company has not yet reached a consensus.