Microsoft has confirmed that just like Windows 10, Windows 11 will service with monthly security updates, additional cumulative updates, out-of-reach updates, service stack updates, and more. Additionally, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be a Windows 11 Long-Term Service Channel (LTSC) version.
Windows 11 is part of Microsoft’s “Windows as a Service” model and, according to updated documentation, has serviced monthly. In document updates, Microsoft states that there will be no changes to the existing service model and updates will continue to be releasing at least twice a month.
Security updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11 are releasing on the second Tuesday of every month. These updates contain security fixes and insecure ones (in case you missed the optional preview update).
Unlike Windows 10, updates for Windows 11 will be smaller.
There is also an optional C or D update released during the third or fourth week of each month. This update is usually ready for production use, but has not required and the fix will be including in the next patch release on Tuesday.
Users can install optional updates if they wish to receive bug fixes early for testing.
Windows 11 and Windows 10 are also receiving out of reach updates. This update may be released without notice if there is a security fix that cannot wait for the required Patch Tuesday update.
For foreigners, LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) is a version of Windows that doesn’t need to be updated constantly and is usually used by businesses. If you have the LTSC version of Windows, you can skip major features or updates. And receive monthly security updates for an extended period of time.
The normal version of Windows 10 will support until the end of 2025. But the LTSC edition (usually used by businesses) will continue to receive updates beyond 2025.
Microsoft releases new versions of Windows LTSC just about each 3 years, and every version includes all the new options. Windows 10 version 21H2, due for release later this year, will be an LTSC version and will service for five years.
During the AMA session, Microsoft confirmed that it would work on the LTSC version of Windows 11. But we don’t know when it will release.
Microsoft currently plans to release Windows 11 in October 2021, with further distribution expected in 2022.
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