Microsoft grants enterprises 6 more months of support for Windows 10 1511

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft has reversed the retirement of Windows 10 version 1511, extending support for the 2015 feature upgrade by six months for commercial customers.

"To help some early enterprise adopters that are still finishing their transition to Windows as a service, we will be providing a supplemental servicing package for Windows 10, version 1511, for an additional six months, until April 2018," said Michael Niehaus, director of product marketing for Windows, in a post to a company blog.

The additional support, which Niehaus indicated would be limited to patches for security vulnerabilities rated "Critical" or "Important" -- Microsoft's two top categories in its four-level system -- will be distributed "via all normal channels," including Windows Update, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the for-manual-download Microsoft Update catalog.

Only Windows 10 Enterprise 1511 and Windows 10 Education 1511 will be extended in this way, Niehaus added. The new cutoff will probably be April 10, 2018, that month's Patch Tuesday.

Windows 10 1511 debuted Nov. 10, 2015, and for other editions, including Home and Pro, fell off the support list on Oct. 10, 2017.

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