Microsoft will almost certainly offer extended support to Windows 10 that will let organizations safely run the operating system for years after its putative 2023 retirement date.
While nothing is certain where Microsoft’s concerned, the company does tend to stick with a practice that’s proved out. If something, like the concept of Extended Security Updates (ESUs), has generated revenue and squelched commercial customer complaints, that’s a twofer Microsoft will take every time.
Latest clue comes from Server 2012
The latest clue that ESUs are here to stay came last month, when Microsoft announced that it will offer three years of additional, paid support for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012.