sharkstax4 karma2019-06-13 20:51:39 UTC
Well, no. Windows 10 gets feature updates (a.k.a. major updates) twice a year, while every three years or so, a new Long-Term Support version of Windows 10 Enterprise is out. The former pushes the lifecycle forward, but can also drop features whenever Microsoft decides it's time for them to go.
Since regular Windows 10 is less mission-critical than LTSC, each release of it has a shorter lifecycle than LTSC - 30 months max. At some point in the coming decade, IE11 will stop being included with non-LTSC Windows 10, so for most people, IE11 will be out of support when the last version of regular Windows 10 that includes it is out of support. I can't imagine IE11 being there for a lot longer (especially with the introduction of IE mode in the new Edge).
LTSC Windows 10 on the other hand has a 10-year lifecycle. The current LTSC release is based on regular v1809, but has support until January 2029. So, absolutely speaking, IE11 will continue to get serviced at least till then. If the next LTSC release (which should be based on regular v2109) includes IE11 as well, then IE11 will continue to get serviced at least till January 2032.
If you think that's too long, consider that Solaris 11 was released in November 2011 and will be supported at least until November 2034. Support for tools that cash-cows (Enterprises) need is generally long like that. (:
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sharkstax4 karma2019-08-22 18:47:53 UTC
At least please add it back to the Dev Tools, like on Spartan Edge and IE.
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