Microsoft has rolled out the last major Windows 10 version 22H2 and the company has no plans to release any more new versions of Windows 10.
Windows 10 has been on the market since 2015 and has received constant “new versions” in addition to monthly security updates. And at one point, before pulling back to a more manageable one-version release annually, Microsoft was shipping two new versions of Windows 10 every year.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS will reach the end of support on October 14, 2025
Microsoft has announced the update for Windows 10 22H2 and says this version 22H2 is the final version of Windows 10. While all editions of Windows 10 will be supported with monthly security updates until Windows 10’s end-of-support date, which is set for October 14, 2025. After that date, users will be encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, likely to be Windows 11
After the launch of Windows 11, Windows 10 version updates have been minor, and with the version 22H2 release Microsoft added no new features, just fixes. The company is encouraging users to upgrade to Windows 11 because Windows 10 won’t be getting any new features.
Windows client roadmap update! Key takeaways:
Read the announcement: https://t.co/CPjGmRWZdj
— Windows IT Pro (@MSWindowsITPro) April 27, 2023
Since Windows 11 has been out for more than a year and a half, it was expected that the company would start shutting down Windows 10. While the announcement showed that Windows 10 won’t receive any new feature updates marks the beginning of the end.
Microsoft also announced that the next version of Windows LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) will start shipping by the second half of 2024, which is right in line with when we’re expecting the next major version of the Windows platform to begin shipping.
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