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MainSteam End Date

Hi All

I am was looking at the below article for Windows 2016/2019 End of Life.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-server-2016
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-server-2019

I can see Mainstream End Date and Extended End date. Whats the difference between these two.

windows-serverwindows-server-2019windows-server-2016windows-server-management
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Hi there,

Microsoft offers two phases of product support: Mainstream Support and Extended Support. Mainstream Support begins when the product is released and extends for a period of time. Then Extended Support follows for a period of time with reduced features.

A typical lifecycle lasts about 10 years and is split between Mainstream Support and Extended Support.

Mainstream Support is usually in effect for the first 5 years or so of a product's life. During Mainstream Support, Microsoft provides new releases, updates, services packs, builds, fixes, and patches in order to enhance a product's security and reliability, close vulnerabilities, and fix problems.

Extended Support typically lasts about 5 years after the end of Mainstream Support. During Extended Support, Microsoft continues to provide security and reliability updates, and bug fixes, but non-security updates are not provided without a paid support agreement.



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