Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft has decided to extend the support for Windows 10 version 1709 due to the coronavirus outbreak in an attempt to give system admins more time to prepare for the change. 

Version 1709 was originally supposed to be pulled on April 14, 2020 for Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions, but Microsoft is pushing back the date to October. 

An imminent end of support for a Windows 10 version would require system admins to stay at work to upgrade their fleets to newer releases at a time when social distancing and home isolation are the recommended ways to avoid contracting the new coronavirus. 

“Right now, we have a lot of concerns. For our families and colleagues. For our businesses and our customers. Many of us are now working remotely, and all of us have had our day-to-day lives impacted in unique ways. At Microsoft, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and communities,” Microsoft <a href="https://techcommun… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.