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Microsoft Office 2019 Will Only be Supported on Windows 10

Category: Software
Posted: 01:01PM

Whether for school or work, a lot of people have need of an office suite, and Microsoft Office has been the go-to suite for a long time. Office 2019 is scheduled to launch in the second half of this year, and according to a new Microsoft blog post, it will only be supported on Windows 10. As The Verge points out, this is very possibly a move by Microsoft to push companies to use either Office 365 subscriptions or upgrade their machines from Windows 7 or 8.1.

The blog post also states some other things about Office 2019, including that it will be released with Click-to-Run installation technology, so an MSI will not be provided for deployment. Also the suite's support schedule will be different, shortening the five years of extended support to just two. Microsoft says this is a result of needing to move to a more modern cadence, with management and security solutions being developed so rapidly now. This change only applies to Office 2019, and not any of the existing versions of Office, and it will still see five years of standard support; the change is only to extended support.

Source: Microsoft

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