The new Long-Term Servicing Channel that everyone netizens are thinking of has finally arrived. Microsoft recently announced the official release of the Windows 10 LTSC 2021.
If you are using Windows 10 LTSB 2015/2016 or Windows 10 LTSC 2019, this new version is still worth upgrading. Because this version is developed on the basis of Windows 10 21H2, it is actually developed on Windows 10 v2004 with many new features.
However, Microsoft has adjusted the support strategy of the long-term service version, so the support period of this new version has been shortened from 10 years to 5 years. The previous LTSC version is still 10 years.
If you are not using the Long-Term Servicing Channel version, this new version may not be important. After all, the new features that this version brings are all released in the regular version last summer.
However, the last LTSC version, Windows 10 LTSC 2019, is based on Windows 10 v1809, so the feature update has been suspended for two years.
The newly launched Windows 10 LTSC 2021 includes the new features of Windows 10 v1903 and v2004 and has many new features compared to v1809.
So if you have time, you can consider upgrading to the new version. After all, this version can be used for five years without updating and the new features are relatively good.
Previously, Microsoft clearly stated that Windows 11 will have an LTSC version, but it will be released three years later. Windows 10 will end support in 2025, and Windows 10 LTSC 2021 will be the last long-term service version of Windows 10 and there will be no new versions.
After 3 years, Microsoft will release the long-term service version again based on Windows 11. At that time, users can consider changing to a new version if they are interested.
The support period of the Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) edition is until 2026, so users who do not like frequent upgrades, especially corporate users, can consider switching to the long-term service channel.