Upcoming Office Suite only supports Windows 10

Upcoming Office Suite only supports Windows 10
Microsoft revealed last fall that it will soon introduce a new version of its super popular office suite. The selection of office programs is called Office 2019 and includes new versions of its iconic software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Exchange, as well as Skype for Business.

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. This means that only Windows 10 and Windows 10S users will be able to use the latest and greatest Office tools.

No support is thus included for Windows 7 or even Windows 8.1 which is only four years old at this moment. You'll obviously still have the older version of Office to use or you can upgrade to Office 365 which offers online tools.

The preliminary version of Office 2019 will become available somewhere around summer but at this point we don't have an official, final release date. Microsoft will keep developing the tools until they're passing the company's quality checks after which they will release the final version of Office 2019.

Office for Mac is considered within Microsoft a different product and thus this restriction is not applied to products on Apple computers.

Written by: Matti Robinson @ 2 Feb 2018 11:33
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  • Scaldari

    No surprise, One OS across all platforms. Let the culling begin.

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    2.2.2018 11:48 #1

  • ronhondo

    I see I won't be buying it !

    2.2.2018 12:28 #2

  • Bozobub

    This won't matter much to many users; who needs to Update Office? I mean, EVER?

    3.2.2018 02:15 #3

  • Semperfipal

    I dumped MS Offices years ago, migrated to LibreOffice, plus it's free. Works just fine for all my needs.

    "Do not underestimate the power of an enemy, no matter how great or small, to rise against you another day." - Atilla

    3.2.2018 19:35 #4

  • jtaxel

    Yep dumped it for libre, much faster lighter and better. No bloatware!!

    4.2.2018 18:59 #5

  • hearme0

    I so hate Microsoft now. Used to absolutely love them but Win 10 is a literal nightmare. Now MS will of course alienate the MAJORITY OF ITS USERS on Office too. So 47% won't be using Office 2019 because they're still on 7 like me.

    F OFF MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gotta love the notion that all Win 10 computers, corporate or not, come with all games and bloatware available for EVERY F'ING PROFILE. After undoing this shit, it's only redone at the next "feature update" for Win 10 (i.e. 1703 to 1709). Yeah.......i love knowing my stupid end-users can play video games.

    And of course let's not forget the bullshit "fast startup" which never actually shuts your computer down to fix a problem requiring a "restart". How does MS justify this. Printers disappear randomly. The SMB1 protocol was disabled to disallow 'unauthenticated users' access to a shared drive.

    As a network architect, I have seen it all and Win 10 has shown itself to be a terrible OS in general.

    Also.......who the f*ck ever wants their START menu to EVER have a "show ads" on it hmmm????????

    And this is why Office 2019 will die before it's even popular.

    6.2.2018 14:43 #6

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