The Long-Term Service Branch (LTSB) is the slowest option for getting Windows 10 devices updated. Microsoft intended this specific branch of updating only for devices that were difficult to update in a timely manner – things like ATMs, POS systems, manufacturing computers, and the like. But to Microsoft’s chagrin, there have been quite a number of organizations that have chosen LTSB for general purpose devices.
Why? Trust seems to be the central issue. Microsoft has a habit of deploying updates that break things.
Microsoft terms “general purpose” devices as a device that runs productivity software, such as Microsoft Office.
In a recent statement Microsoft has gone as far as stating that General-purpose Surface devices running Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) are not supported.
This is an important statement for those organizations deploying Surface devices to business workers.
The full support statement (and explanation) is here: Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) for Surface devices
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