Microsoft Surface Pro mainstream support ends in mid-2017

As we reported earlier, Microsoft is now selling the 64 GB and 128 GB versions of the Surface Pro tablet. People who pick up the tablet today in the US and Canada can expect to receive mainstream support for over four years, according to the company's support page.

That page lists mainstream support ending for the Surface Pro tablet on July 10th, 2017. The tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro, which will have its mainstream support end on January 9th, 2018 and its extended support will end on January 10th, 2023.

Microsoft had previously announced that mainstream support for the Surface RT tablet would end on April 11th, 2017. However, the company has yet to announce a date for the end of mainstream and extended support for Windows RT itself, along with support for Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which is bundled with all Windows RT devices.

In October, Microsoft posted an FAQ page, which said "Microsoft will make software updates, including security updates, available for Windows RT. Additional information regarding the Windows RT lifecycle policy will be communicated as available." That FAQ page has yet to be updated since it was first created.

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