Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Posted on 16-02-2017 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

Microsoft earlier this month quietly extended the life of Windows 10’s debut edition, the version launched in July 2015.

Rather than end support for Windows 10 v. 1507—Microsoft labels the OS by year and month—in March, as announced last year, the company will issue the version’s final security updates in May, probably May 9, that month’s Patch Tuesday.

The new date was posted as a revision to a mid-January blog post by Nathan Mercer, a senior product marketing manager for Microsoft. In the original entry, Mercer had tapped March 26 as the end of 1507 “servicing,” a company synonym for updating and patching.

In the amended post, Mercer did not give a reason for the extension.