Windows 11, the next big Windows OS iteration is targeted at October 2021 release. It will have many editions similar to Windows 10. The most common Windows 11 editions have been listed by Microsoft on the servicing timeline page.

Microsoft also has revealed an important information about the Windows 11 Home edition on this page. As per the information shared by Microsoft, home edition does not support the deferral of feature updates.

This eventually means that Microsoft will force update PCs running Windows 11 Home to a new version of Windows 11. This will happen if the installed 11 version has reached end of support. The force update will happen prior to the end-of-servicing date shown.

What is the servicing timeline for a version (feature update) of Windows 11?

New versions of Windows 11 will be released once per year. Customers should always install the latest version before the current version reaches end of servicing to remain supported by Microsoft.

EditionServicing timeline (one release per year)
Windows 11 Enterprise
Windows 11 Education
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise
36 months from release date
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro Education
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
Windows 11 Home 1
24 months from release date

1Home edition does not support the deferral of feature updates and will therefore typically receive a new version of Windows 11 prior to the end-of-servicing date shown.

Windows 11 update release will be known as Windows 11 October 2021 update or Windows 10 version 21H2 and is targeted at a October 2021 release. Windows 11 brings lots of UI/UX changes and new features over Windows 10. You can read all the new features and changes that Windows 11 brings over Windows 10 in our massive collated changelog.