The support period for Windows 10 2022 LTSC and subsequent versions has been shortened from 10 years to 5 years
In terms of operating systems, Microsoft is relatively strong. The support cycle of the Ubuntu LTS version has been extended from 5 years to 10 years, but Microsoft is the opposite.
Microsoft has officially announced that the support cycle of the next long-term support version, the Windows 10 LTSC 2022, will be shortened from the original 10 years to 5 years.
The company stated that most users do not need a ten-year support cycle at all in the current rapidly changing technological environment, so maintenance wastes resources and is unnecessary.
However, some scenarios such as IoT devices do require a longer support period, so the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC version will continue to provide security support for 10 years.
This new policy is only for the long-term support version released later, and the next long-term support version is Windows 10 LTSC 2022 is expected to be released in the second half of this year.
This version may be developed based on the Windows 10 21H1 version, of course, the 21H1 version is actually developed with the 20H1 version, so there is no major change.
Microsoft emphasizes that the long-term support version that has been released before will not be affected, such as the support period of LTSB 2015, LTSB 2016, and LTSC 2019 as originally planned.
These versions can still enjoy ten years of long-term security support, and the next new version will be shortened to five years, so enterprises must upgrade in five years.
Microsoft also announced today that it will launch a long-term support version of Microsoft Office LTSC. This long-term support version also only provides a 5-year support period instead of a 10-year support period.