Microsoft announced Office 2021 earlier today, and the company used this opportunity to also introduce a new update policy not only for the productivity suite but also for its Windows 10 operating system.

Office LTSC and Windows 10 LTSC will receive support for just 5 years moving forward (the Long Term Servicing Channel for the operating system was previously eligible for 10 years of updates), and the change will come into effect beginning later this year when new versions are projected to launch.

“With this release, we will bring Office and Windows into alignment in support of the same limited scenarios. Both Office LTSC and Windows 10 LTSC will remain governed by the Fixed Lifecycle Policy. Both products will be supported for five years, and both the next perpetual version of Office LTSC and Windows 10 LTSC will be released in the s… (read more)