Microsoft has announced when the official Windows 10 support will end. According to the company, the Home and Pro editions of the operating system will be supported until October 14, 2025. From this date on, no further updates will be received, either with new features or fixes for security failures. The company has already closed support for several older versions of Windows 10, such as the first (1507), which stopped being supported in September 2017, or 1909, whose support ended on May 5 earlier this year. But this is the first time Microsoft marks a date for the end of the system “as a whole”.
According to technology columnist Paul Thurrot, specialized in Microsoft, this is a strong indication that the “next generation of Windows” that will be announced next week is no longer a Windows 10 edition, at least from the marketing point of view, and will be called Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley or another name not related to the current operating system.
It is also possible that changes are announced in the operating system app store, something Microsoft has been working for a few months.
It is believed that the company may allow up to third-party trading platforms in applications, causing developers to avoid the 15% charge charged in selling apps and 12% in games.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised to create “more opportunities for all Windows developers today” and welcome creators “who are looking for the most innovative, new and open platform to build, distribute and monetize apps,” he said.