Windows 10 client roadmap update: July 2023

    Windows 10 client roadmap update: July 2023

    Windows 10 client roadmap update: July 2023

    Posted: 13 Jul 2023

    Windows client roadmap updates help guide organizations with their planning processes.

    In our last Windows client roadmap update blog, we announced that Windows 10, version 22H2 would be the final version of Windows 10. It will reach end of support on October 14, 2025 for all editions of that version. We also announced that there would be a Windows 11-based Long- Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release in the second half of 2024.

    Here's additional information on the lifecycle updates for specific versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 available through Volume Licensing

    Traditionally, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC has only been available through direct licensing from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that sell IoT devices. In response to your feedback, we're pleased to be able to make the licensing more flexible. We'll be offering Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 through Volume Licensing starting August 1st.

    Consider this solution if your organization meets the following criteria:

    • Requires the longer 10-year lifecycle of Windows 10 for devices specifically used in IoT scenarios.
    • Doesn't purchase special devices that include the IoT LTSC license through OEMs.


    • If your organization meets the above criteria and has IoT use cases NOT related to knowledge worker scenarios, purchase the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 edition directly from Microsoft through Volume Licensing starting August. Windows IoT Enterprise is specifically designed for fixed function, industrial use scenarios in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and more. Note: The Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 edition will continue to be supported for five years and is available as a standalone license in Volume Licensing or as part of the Windows E3/E5 subscription.
    • If you're waiting for a Windows 11 LTSC release, you can begin planning and testing your applications and hardware on the current General Availability (GA) Channel release, Windows 11, version 22H2. Check out App confidence: Optimize app validation with Test Base for more tips on how to test your applications.

    Stay informed

    In the future, we'll add more information here and to the Windows release health page, which offers information about the GA Channel and LTSC under release information for appropriate versions.

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    13 Jul 2023


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