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. For more information see the Comparison of servicing channels. 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 1909 (Semi-Annual Channel) (Datacenter Core, Standard Core)||1909||18363.418.191007-0143||11/12/2019||05/11/2021||Review note|
|Windows Server, version 1903 (Semi-Annual Channel) (Datacenter Core, Standard Core)||1903||18362.30.190401-1528||5/21/2019||12/08/2020||Review note|
|Windows Server 2019 (Long-Term Servicing Channel) (Datacenter, Essentials, Standard)||1809||17763.107.1010129-1455||11/13/2018||01/09/2024||01/09/2029|
|Windows Server, version 1809 (Semi-Annual Channel) (Datacenter Core, Standard Core)||1809||17763.107.1010129-1455||11/13/2018||5/12/2020||Review note|
|Windows Server 2016 (Long-Term Servicing Channel)||1607||14393.0||10/15/2016||01/11/2022||01/11/2027|