Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is now the least successful release

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is now the least successful release

As the chart below shows, Windows Media Player in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 isn't included in the changes, only the version in Windows 7.

Nearly three month after its first release, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or version 1809, is the lowest adopted version of Microsoft's desktop operating system. It has an install base of 80.2 percent while the October 2018 update is installed on only 12.4 percent of active Windows 10 devices. The latest adoption numbers from AdDuplex reveals that April 2018 Update with version 1803 is the most widely used version of Windows 10.

Microsoft is going to remove a feature from Windows Media Player in Windows 7 and Windows Media Center in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Microsoft did not release IE11 for Windows Server 2012 but it did release the browser for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Oddly, organizations can only start testing IE 11 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard sometime this spring.

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January 2020: end of support for Internet Explorer 10. For Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the end of "extended support" dates will be October 10, 2023 and July 11, 2023, respectively. The update was meant with several disasters on release forcing Microsoft to begin the final roll out in December.

19H1 (aka the Windows 10 April 2019 Update) is likely to hit in a matter of months and while it would be nice to pretend that 1809 never happened, the Update of Damned has been slapped with the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) moniker meaning it will hang around for another 10 years. Microsoft finally realized that it is not necessary to be perverted with the names of its OS, and switched to a more simple (but still not better than) the schema name that is bound to calendar months.

Support for most Windows Server 2012 versions ends in October 2023, support for Windows Embedded 8 Standard in November 2023.

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