Office 2019 arrives in 2H 2018 but it will be a Windows 10 exclusive

Posted on Friday, Feb 02 2018 @ 11:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft announced the next major version of Office will be released in the second half of 2018. The biggest surprise is that Office 2019 will require the latest version of Windows. If you or your business runs an older version of Windows you will not be able to use Office 2019.

A supported Windows 10 version (or the next LTSC release of Windows Server) will be required. Another major change is that Office 2019 client apps will not use the traditional installation method, they will use Click-to-Run technology only. Previews of Office 2019 will start shipping in Q2 2018.

Also worth mentioning is that Microsoft is cutting back the extended support of Office 2019 from five to two years. This means users will get a total of seven years of support; five years of mainstream support and two years of extended support.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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