05 Feb 2018

Microsoft Office 2019 Will Work only on Windows 10

Microsoft has publicized that Office 2019’s upcoming productivity applications will only run on Windows 10. Microsoft is working on the new version of MS Office suite and is going to launch in mid of 2018, This February Microsoft has announced that the beta apps for the perpetual version of Office 2019 – as conflicting to the subscription Office 365 – will perform in 2018’s second quarter and a final release will ship in the 2nd half of the year.

But as the productivity applications lands, and will only run on Windows 10 or the next Long-Term Servicing version of Windows Server. For Windows 10 users, only the Semi-Annual or Long-Term Servicing Channel editions of the OS will run Office’s apps. Although it is unclear if Microsoft aims to block the installation of Office 2019 on older operating operating systems, or if it will allow it, but decline to fix any bugs.

Support for Microsoft Office 2019 will now be shorter than usual. Before all versions of Office were released under the Fixed Lifecycle Policy of Microsoft, with a period of 5 years of standard support and 5 years of extended support.

MS-Office 2019 will get the usual period of standard support, but just two years of extended support. Microsoft has already said that this is because “As the pace of change accelerates, it has become imperative to move our software to a more modern cadence,” and that means no support for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. However, this only applies to the standalone single-purchase version of Office (the current version is Office 2016), not the ongoing monthly or annual subscription service, called Office 365.

In addition to providing details about Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft has also declared extended support for some Windows 10 versions. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 Enterprise and Education will receive an extra 6 months of support. Release dates for new cutoff are as follow:-

Release Release date End of support End of additional servicing for Enterprise, Education
Windows 10, version 1511 November 10, 2015 October 10, 2017 April 10, 2018
Windows 10, version 1607 August 2, 2016 April 10, 2018 October 9, 2018
Windows 10, version 1703 April 5, 2017 October 9, 2018 April 9, 2019
Windows 10, version 1709 October 17, 2017 April 9, 2019 October 8, 2019


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