Microsoft extends support for Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Mobile 1607, the Anniversary Update, was meant to go out of support a few days ago, but yesterday Microsoft updated their documentation to add another year to their support agreement.

This means the OS, released in August 2016, will continue to receive security and non-security updates until the October 9, 2019 , and users will still be able to contact Microsoft for assistance and support.

This is the second time Microsoft has extended support for the OS, the last time by 6 months in April 2018, and we can’t help but think Microsoft is chasing some kind of ever slipping deadline for a replacement.

The vast majority of legacy Windows Mobile handsets are stranded on the Anniversary Update, raising security concerns if they go unpatched, though of course most businesses would have been expected to have migrated to Android and iOS handsets by now.

Read Microsoft’s documentation here.

Update: Microsoft has changed the page back to indicate they are not extending support. Read more here.


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