Today we are announcing that the next version of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC will be released in the second half (H2) of calendar year 2021. Windows 10 Client LTSC will change from a 10-year to a 5-year lifecycle, aligning with the changes to the next perpetual version of Office. You can read more about their announcements here.
While Windows 10 Client is changing, the needs of the IoT industry remain very different and for that reason Microsoft developed Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC and the Long Term Servicing Channel of Windows Server, which today is Windows Server 2019. Each of these products will continue to have a 10-year support lifecycle, as documented on our Lifecycle datasheet.
We remain committed to the ongoing success of Windows 10 IoT, which is deployed in millions of intelligent edge solutions around the world. Industries including manufacturing, retail, medical equipment and public safety choose Windows IoT to power their edge devices because it a rich platform to create locked-down, interactive user experiences with natural input, provides world class security and enterprise grade device management allowing you to build a solution that is designed to last.
We are planning to talk more about the exciting future of Windows 10 IoT at Embedded World 2021 and as well at Microsoft Ignite both of which will be held the week of March 1, 2021.