So I saw a tweet from the great Prajwal Desai asking the question as to why Windows 10 version 1903 will reach “end of life” status before version 1809…
The answer? Apparently Microsoft decided that all Windows 10 feature upgrades released in the spring will have a shelf life of 18 months regardless of what edition is installed compared to a 30 month shelf life for Windows 10 upgrades released in the fall.
I must admit: my initial reaction to this news was WTF?!?! The response from Microsoft is that in keeping in line with their “___as a service” strategy, “spring” upgrades are now to be looked at as the version that introduces more and newer features while the “fall” upgrades will now serve more as a refinement of the previous version.
Who knows if this is going to be a winner in Microsoft’s eyes but to me it seems that the only thing that has been consistent about the servicing of Windows 10 is the consistency!