Microsoft has informed that Windows 10 version 1507 (Original Windows 10 release version), which was released back in July 2015, will not receive any feature or security updates after March 26, 2017. The end of the support for Windows 10 version 1507 compliments Microsoft’s policy of treating Windows as a Service (WaaS).
Microsoft also laid down its plan to support only two CBB (Current Branch for Business) builds simultaneously. Therefore, at the moment, the only two supported versions on the Current Branch (CB) and the Current Branch for Business (CBB) are 1607 and 1511.
How long will Microsoft support any Windows 10 version
Digging more into Microsoft’s support policy, any Windows 10 feature update, like the first initial release of the Windows 10 version 1507, will continue to receive updates for at least 18 months.
At a time, Microsoft will support only two Current Branch for Business releases, hence last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update becomes the second Current Branch for Business release while the November Update (1511) replaces Windows 10 version 1507 as the other supported version.
Microsoft says that there will always be a 60-day grace period for any release that goes out of support. For Windows 10, version 1507, the grace period starts on January 26th, 2017.
Nathan Mercer, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, who informed about the end of support for Windows 10 version 1507, said that the company is also releasing updated media for Windows 10 v1607 (also known as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update) on Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and MSDN Subscriptions.
“We will also be releasing updated refreshed media for Windows 10, version 1607 to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on January 26, 2017”, said Nathan on the Technet blog.
The Next Windows 10 Version to face the axe:
With the upcoming Creators Update that gets released in April 2017, it would be the turn of Windows 10 version 1511 to receive the 60 days’ grace period before it is taken off the radar by the Microsoft.
For the latest list of Windows 10 feature updates, and current versions by servicing option, visit TechNet.