Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) support for Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, IoT Core editions was supposed to end on May 12, 2020, but now, Microsoft has decided to extend the support for another six months for version 1809 and various other releases.
In light of the ongoing health concerns and impact on businesses as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), “to contribute to reducing the stress of customers,” the software giant has decided to postpone the rollout of version 1809, and it’s extending the support through November 10, 2020.
Other products are also getting their supported expended. For instance, Windows Server, version 1809 (Datacenter, Standard) will receive its final update on November 10, 2020, instead of May 12.
The end of support date for Configuration Manager (current branch), version 1810, has been delayed from May 27 to December 1, 2020.
SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, and Project Server 2010 support had been extended from October 13, 2020, to April 13, 2021.
Also, the deprecation date of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement legacy web client has been delayed by two months to December 2020. And the company is delaying the disablement of Basic Authentication in Exchange Online until the second half of 2021.
According to Microsoft, these new changes won’t affect the end of support for Office 2010, Project 2010, Office 2016 for Mac, and Office 2013.
In addition to these extensions, the company previously announced that Windows 10 version 1709 has also been extended through October 13, 2020.
These new changes for the lifecycle of this many products are a welcome news for network administrators who are currently supporting countless of people working from home, and now, they don’t have to worry about upgrades in the middle of this global health situation, and it means that maintenance updates will continue to rollout for older versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server for another six month.