Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10: Microsoft

The Office 2019 suite is expected to launch in the second half of 2018. No word on support word for existing versions of Office

Microsoft has announced that its Office Suite 2019 – will be available in the second half of 2018 – will only work on Windows 10 operating system.

“Office 2019 will be shipped to H2 in 2018. New app and server previews will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2018. Office 2019 apps will be supported on any supported Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) release,” the company wrote in a blog post late Thursday.

“Office 2019 will provide five years of mainstream support and nearly two years of extended support. This is an exception to our ‘Fixed Lifecycle Policy’ to align support times for Office 2016. The extended support will expire on 10/14/2025,” the company said. Added.

However, no changes have been announced to support word for existing versions of Office.

This release will have no effect on the Office for the Mac, which is a separate product with a different release schedule.

Last year at Ignite, Microsoft announced Office 2019 – the next permanent version of Office that includes apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). .

The company has announced changes to the servicing extension and Office 365 ProPlus system requirements for Windows 10.

Support for Windows 10 (versions 1511, 1607, 1703 and 1709) for enterprise and education customers running specific versions of the operating system was extended for another six months to help them navigate to the latest supported versions of the operating system.

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