Microsoft has decided to extend support of the original version of Windows 10 with 2 months. Initially the Redmond software giant planned to end support of the original Windows 10 RTM version (version 1507 / Threshold 1) on the 26th of March this year.
Instead the company will now likely release the last set of security updates durings May’s Patch Tuesday, that is scheduled for the 9th of May.
Microsoft silently announced the change as a revision to a blog post from January. In the original post the end of support in March was announced. It’s unclear why Microsoft decided to extend support.
The change appears to be mainly interesting for companies who are unable to upgrade their Windows systems as easily as consumers through Windows Update. For business Microsoft always supports the two latest Windows versions, currently Windows 10 RTM and the Windows Anniversary Update.
Later this spring also the Windows 10 Creator Update should see the light and it appears Microsoft will either support 3 versions of Windows 10 for a while or has delayed the Creators Update.