Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is an upgrade for Windows 10 PCs and which has rolled out for August 2016. Here you can find out about the biggest highlights of the product and how you can license it:

Changes in the pricing model
Up until now, pricing has been based vertically. Now it is based on the type/performance of processors. 

You can see the differentiation in the image below:

The license prices vary depending on the type of processor you are using. 

We are happy to send you an offer, based on your specific need and/or Tier level.

From the technical standpoint, there is no difference in between the 3 license options. It´s the same installation media without any feature restriction.

Attention: The processor based licensing model replaced the vertical license model from Windows 10 LTSB 2015. 

There are two update models available, covered under the following licensing options:

CBB version renamed to SAC

CBB stands for Custom Branch for Business. Microsoft replaced the CBB with the SAC - Semi Annual Channel - update model.

Twice a year the OS will receive feature updates and regularly security and other updates. The feature updates in March and September (1803 and 1809 indicate the versioning) can change the OS up to a complete new OS version.

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC is a complete Windows 10 Enterprise version.

LTSB renamed to LTSC

As an alternative to the Semi Annual Channel (SAC) version, Microsoft offers a LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel, formerly LTSB - Long Term Servicing Branch) version.

There is no Microsoft Store, Cortana and Edge browser in this version. So the updates can be controlled and there is no must to install them.

Camparison of servicing models for Windows 10 Releases

Virtualization is here
One of the biggest changes and at the same time the biggest highlight is Virtualization within the Embedded business. Virtualization rights come with the High End Win 32 Enterprise Version. You’re allowed to virtualize the High End Win 32 Enterprise on your device. 

Ready for the cloud!
With Windows 10 IoT 2016 you are ready for the cloud. And the possibilities with Microsoft Azure are endless. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in combination with Windows 10 allows applications and devices to easily connect with Cloud products.

With the Windows 10 IoT 2016 you’re all set for IoT and Azure and we can support you with it. Avnet Silica also offers these Azure services. 

Availability and end of service dates

Windows 10 version historyDate of availabilityMainstream support end dateExtended support end date
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019
November 13, 2018January 9, 2024January 9, 2029
Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
August 2, 2016October 12, 2021October 13, 2026
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
July 29, 2015|October 13, 2020October 14, 2025

Note: Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacks current drivers, or is otherwise outside the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) support period.