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Office 2019 Won't Support Older Versions of Windows

04 February, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share says one statistic

And one way to do that is by charging OEMs more for features that are only available if they license pricier editions with more features and functionality.

Microsoft is switching its approach to Windows 10 S, its new version of Windows that's created to compete with Chrome OS.

Windows 10 received quite a quick uptake among consumers during its first year of operation - no wonder, Microsoft gave it out as a free upgrade to those who wanted it.

Interestingly, one year ago, in January 2017, the difference was quite big and Windows 7 was the clear victor with 47.46 percent market share. The transition was one-way only, however: once you'd "unlocked" a Windows 10 S laptop to full Windows 10, there was no going back. The chart below outlines the impact of these extensions for each of the last four Windows 10 releases. But it's also true that we should leave the things of the past in the past, sometimes. For more information, contact your Microsoft account team. These moves will push IT to migrate to Windows 10 and ensure that any holdouts pay up for Office 365.

To clarify our current support practices for ProPlus running on Windows 10, ProPlus will not be supported on Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) versions that are no longer being serviced. The company will continue delivery security updates to Windows 7 users till 2020.

In the future, the gap would grow as Windows 7 is slowly becoming obsolete especially since Microsoft pulled mainstream support for the OS.

To learn more about these updates, visit the support page.

Polaris is not the next iteration of Windows but is a brand new version of Windows 10 for desktop PCs.

Office 2019 will ship in the second half of this year and you will be able to get previews of it in the second quarter. We will not provide MSI as a deployment methodology for Office 2019 clients. "Software that is more than a decade old, and hasn't benefited from this innovation, is hard t secure and inherently less productive", they said. Microsoft Store is slowly populating with more and more modern UWP apps, a no-show in Windows 7. This is different from how they treated Office 2016 and other past versions of Office where they were given 5 years of standard support and 5 years of extended support. Instead, it'll have an extended support phase that's reduced by three years.

There is no change to the support term for existing versions of Office.

Microsoft's LTSC releases seem to be following a somewhat unpredictable pattern. There's also greater support for customization by schools and other organizations.

According to a report from StatCounter, a web analytics firm, in January 2018 Windows 10 surpassed the old favorite Windows 7 in terms of its install base.

Most importantly for IT pros is that Microsoft is planning to permit installations of Office 2019 only through its "click-to-run" streaming technology.


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