End of support for Windows 10 and Office builds (October 2020 to May 2021)

Windows Update[English]With the October 2020 patchday, the end of support for various Windows and Office products is approaching, which will soon no longer receive updates. Here is a brief overview of which products are no longer supported or have already reached the end of life.


End of Live for Windows 10 versions

For various Windows 10 versions, the end-of-life is announced until December 2020, whereby Microsoft has already granted support extensions due to Corona. An overview can be found in Microsoft's Windows lifecycle information sheet.

Windows 10 End of Life
(Source: Microsoft)

  • Windows 10, Version 1709: Support ended on October 13, 2020, for the Enterprise and Education versions that were still being updated. Microsoft had extended the support with updates because of Corona by half a year, as I reported in the blog post Windows 10 Version 1709: Support extended till October 2020
  • Windows 10, Version 1903: Support until December 8, 2020, as I reported in the blog post Windows 10 Version 1903: Support ends December 8, 2020. Since Windows 10 version 1903 is a version released in spring, the end of support comes after 18 months for all variants. On December 8, 2020, all variants will therefore receive security updates for the last time.

The Windows 10 version 1507 (RTM) Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) reached the end of the 5-year mainstream support on October 13, 2020, but will still receive security updates until October 15, 2025. For Windows 10 version 1809, support for the home and business versions will expire in November 2020 (see Support extension for Windows 10 V1809 until Nov. 2020). However, according to the table above, the Enterprise and Education versions of versions 1803 and 1809 will receive support until May 11, 2021. 

For Configuration Manager version 1810 (current branch), Microsoft has extended the End of Support date to December 1, 2020 (see Support extension for further Microsoft (Server) products).

End-of-Life for Office products

Microsoft has ended support for some Office products, while other products experienced an EOL date extension due to Corona.

For the SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Project Server 2010 products, the original end of support date of October 13, 2020 has been extended by an additional 6 months to April 13, 2021 (see Support extension for further Microsoft (Server) products).


For Microsoft Office 2016 the Mainstream Support ends, during which errors are also corrected by updates. This product is now in Extended Support and only receives security updates. According to this Microsoft page this concerns the following products:

Access 2016
Excel 2016
Exchange Server 2016 (Enterprise, Standard)
Office Home & Business 2016
Office Home & Student 2016
Office Professional 2016
Office Professional Plus 2016
Office Standard 2016
Project Professional 2016
Project Standard 2016
Microsoft Publisher 2016
Outlook 2016
PowerPoint 2016
Skype for Business 2016
Skype for Business Server 2015
Visio Professional 2016
Visio Standard 2016
Visual Studio 2015 (alle Editionen)
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 (alle Editionen)
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows Defender Exploit Guard
Word 2016

In addition, support for Office 2016 for Mac ended on October 13, 2020, as Microsoft discloses in this document.

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