Windows 10 version 1803 will be supported through May 2021 for Enterprise and Education users

Laurent Giret

Windows 10 Lenovo tablet

Microsoft announced today that it will give Windows 10 version 1803 six additional months of support for Enterprise and Education users. The new end of support date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of the OS is now May 11, 2021, instead of November 10, 2020.

“We have heard your feedback and understand your need to focus on business continuity in the midst of the global pandemic. As a result, we have decided to delay the scheduled end-of-service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1803,” the company explained. This version of the OS will continue to get monthly security updates through May 11, 2021, and these will continue to be available through Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Earlier this year, the company also announced that it was extending support for Windows 10 version 1809 through November 10, 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic. As Windows 10 is now running on more than a billion devices, Microsoft can’t really afford to disrupt the activity of millions of organizations relying on the OS every day. That doesn’t mean that Windows 10 updates are slowing down, and Windows 10 20H2 will be available later this year as a minor update for the version 2004 released back in May.