Microsoft is showing Windows Update flexibility in light of the Coronavirus

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Microsoft like all other companies on the face of the earth is dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus on its business and its customers.

Recognizing this, Microsoft has said that its “top priority” is the health and safety of employees, customers, partners and communities alike.

To help alleviate customer concerns during this public health emergency, Microsoft has confirmed it is extending security support for Windows 10, version 1709, until October 13, 2020.

Windows 10 version 1709 gets a six month extension

This represents a six-month extension to the planned end of service date for Windows 10, version 1709, Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions, which would have stopped receiving security updates on April 14, 2020.

By providing the extension, this version of Windows 10 becomes the first to get three years of such support. Updates for Windows 10 Home and Pro editions stopped on April 9, 2019; the business editions provided an extended period of support to enable a safe migration to later versions.

Per Microsoft, “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.”

Stay tuned for more Microsoft Windows Updates

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