Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 will be released on October 1

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The corporate version of Windows 10 is available as a “regular” edition, which, like all other editions of the operating system receives an update function, as well as a version of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch), which receives only security updates. However, already this fall, Microsoft will release a new version of LTSB.

The current version (1507 build 10240) of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB was released in mid-2015. It missed all the update functions, including the November update and the recent Anniversary Update.

The new version of LTSB (based on the 1607 version) will be released on October 1th. This was announced at Microsoft TechNet blog. Support of LTSB 2016 will end in 2026.

It should be noted that other editions of Windows 10 LTSB version features new content. This is the most “lightweight” operating system revision: it includes no Windows shop, no Cortana nor Microsoft Edge, no other universal applications. At the same time, it contains the classic calculator and photo viewer, not found in other editions of “tens”. LTSB can only be purchased with a volume license agreement or MSDN subscription, but for presentation Microsoft allows you to download a fully functional free 90-day trial.


6 Comments
  1. Jouni "rautamiekka" Järvinen 07.10.2016 in 14:32

    How does 2016 differ from 2015 ? Surely there’s something else besides November and Anniversary.

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    • JJ Fullmer 15.10.2016 in 02:17

      Basically You get to set active hours for windows update to not restart during, you can add the linux bash shell, you get a prettier start menu, and the start screen stays when you bring up a login. I updated my 2015 ltsb to 2016 by just downloading the iso from microsoft vlsc and then mounting it and doing an in place upgrade. It took quite a while like the anniversary update did for CB “tens” but I would say it’s worth the upgrade.

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  2. Stephen Owen 21.11.2016 in 23:09

    They made huge changes to MDM management as well. Previously…it basically didn’t work, but now Enterprise Enrollment works, as of LTSB 1607.

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  3. Michael 31.01.2017 in 05:43

    can i update LTSB 1507 to 1607 or do i have to do a complete re-install? 

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    • Jouni "rautamiekka" Järvinen 31.01.2017 in 14:43

      Unless Google is giving me another ‘fuck you’, it doesn’t seem to cause any problems, although every upgrade was 1511 to 1607.

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    • LvilleSystemsJockey 09.05.2017 in 06:23

      Michael, LTSB is not 1507 or 1607 those are current branch versions. LTSB is either 2015 or 2016 at this point. And yes, you can upgrade from LTSB 2015 to LTSB 2016. You can also skip a version and upgrade any n-2 LTSB OS. Meaning if the next LTSB is 2018, then 2015 can be upgrade to 2018 (and it must be to remain supported for much longer. It’s important to understand that Current branch 1607 is a very different beast than LTSB 2016.

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