No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft

Microsoft is making Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive

Microsoft is making Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive

Microsoft announced the next version of Office, Office 2019, previous year on September and they promised some new features in the new release.

The move is clearly created to push businesses that are holding off on Office 365 into subscriptions, as the standalone Office 2019 software will only be supported on Windows 10 and not Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machines.

However before you get up in arms over this decision, this only applies to the standalone copy of Office 2019, as opposed to the version that will come with the Office 365 subscription.

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The vast majority of holdouts from Windows 10 are enterprise customers who have stuck with Windows 7 as there has been no compelling reason for them to upgrade. Plus there is also the issue of familiarity, habit, and comfort that might see some users choose to skip the upgrade.

Now it has been revealed that the new Office 2019 will not be available for any other version of the Windows family except for the newest iteration. Microsoft officials said a year ago that a Windows 10 Enterprise in S Mode variant would be coming, and there are hints that a Windows 10 IoT in S Mode could exist, too.

However, Microsoft affirmed that Office will be given 5 years of mainstream support and approximately 2 years of extended support.

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Modern software not only provides new features to help people do their best work, but also new, more efficient manageability solutions and more comprehensive approaches to security. Windows 10 has been on a good rise during the a year ago, and Windows 7 has slowly been declining.

Larger organizations in particular are still hesitant to migrate because of various concerns, most often the automatic update cadence that Microsoft introduced in Windows 10, Mangan said. Last July, we took a big step forward in this journey with the introduction of Microsoft 365, a new product suite that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Microsoft's LTSC releases seem to be following a somewhat unpredictable pattern. In the dedicated post, Bernardo Caldas, General Manager for Windows, and Jared Spataro, General Manager for Office, Microsoft dropped a bad news on the compatibility of Office 2019. Furthermore, Microsoft has revised the support lifecycle for Office 2019.

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There is no change to the support term for existing versions of Office. Visit the Windows 10 Tech Community. Windows 10 Pro S will cost $49 to convert to regular Windows 10 Pro.

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