Logical. With coronavirus turning the world upside down this year, Microsoft has decided to extend the support for Windows 10 version 1803 for an additional six months.
That is to say, this version of the OS will be supported through May next year.
The software titan made things official in a post, explaining that it received feedback saying that transition from this version will be harder for businesses during these testing times due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
“We have heard your feedback and understand your need to focus on business continuity in the midst of the global pandemic. As a result, we have decided to delay the scheduled end-of-service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1803.”
With this, the new end of support date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of the operating system is now May 11, 2021, instead of November 10, 2020.
Redmond already did something similar earlier in the year when it extended support for Windows 10 version 1809 through this November. That was also due to these extraordinary circumstances that has left organizations with a focus other than upgrading their fleet of computers.
Interestingly, this move pushes the end of support date for version 1803 beyond that of version 1903, which is a full year newer.
And this is due to the fact that prior to version 1809, every feature update for Windows 10 was supported for 30 months for the Enterprise and Education variants. But starting with version 1903, the first update for each year only gets support for 18 months.
In any case, the software titan can’t really afford to disrupt the activity of millions of organizations relying on the OS every day.
Logical, as said.