Microsoft is extending documentation for aged versions of its flagship Windows in operation organisation up to 30 months for endeavor and department of education users.
In a berth on its Microsoft 365 Blog , Corporate Vice President for Office and Windows Marketing Jared Spataro detailed the multiple stairs that the caller is pickings in club to assist endeavour users "make the break to a bodoni desktop." One of these steps is the announcement of an drawn-out financial backing timeline for Windows 10 and, more interestingly, Windows 7.
For Windows 10 , Microsoft notes that all currently supported versions of the operating organization testament be supported for 30 months from their acquittance dates for enterprise and didactics users. This 30 calendar month financial support window volition apply to all future Windows 10 Education and Enterprisingness updates that are scheduled for a September release. For all Education department and Go-ahead updates that are scheduled for a March release, as fountainhead as all Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Microsoft Office 365 releases, the 18 month funding catamenia will be maintained.
For Windows 7 , Spataro announced a paid Windows 7 Elongated Security Updates architectural plan that bequeath broaden from the presently scheduled absolve keep close date, January 14, 2020, to January 2023. This design leave be sold on a per-device basis, with the cost increasing each year. The plan testament be available to all Windows 7 Professional and Initiative users.