Windows Server release information
Microsoft has updated its servicing model. The Semi-Annual Channel is a twice-per-year feature update release with 18-month servicing timelines for each release. This page is designed to help you determine the end of support date for the Semi-Annual Channel releases.
The Semi-Annual Channel provides opportunity for customers who are innovating quickly to take advantage of new operating system capabilities at a faster pace, both in applications - particularly those built on containers and microservices - and in the software-defined hybrid datacenter. For more information see the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel overview. Customers also have the option to continue using the Long-Term Servicing Channel releases, which continue to be released every 2-3 years. Each Long-Term Servicing Channel release is supported for 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support.
Windows Server current versions by servicing option
|Windows Server release||Version||OS Build||Availability||Mainstream support end date||Extended support end date|
|Windows Server, version 1803 (Semi-Annual Channel) (Datacenter, Standard)||1803||17134.1.180410-1804||04/30/2018||11/12/2019||Review note|
|Windows Server, version 1709 (Semi-Annual Channel)||1709||16299.15||10/17/2017||04/09/2019||N/A|
|Windows Server 2016 (Long-Term Servicing Channel)||1607||14393.0||10/12/2016||01/11/2022||01/11/2027|