Microsoft won’t issue another Windows 10 “Long-term Servicing Branch” (LTSB) build until 2019, a company official said last week.
“The next LTSB release is expected for 2019,” Nathan Mercer, senior product marketing manager, said in an “Ask me anything”-style Q&A last week. “Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 is the current LTSB release.”
The three-year gap between the current and future LTSB versions will be the longest yet for Windows 10’s most constant edition. Microsoft labeled the debut release — mid-2015’s 1507, the latter the firm’s yymm identifier for each feature upgrade — as LTSB, then did the same with the next year’s 1607. As Mercer noted, 1607 is the current LTSB release.