American multinational technology company, Microsoft has launched Office 2019 suite. This will be available in the second half of 2018 and company claims that it will only work on Windows 10 operating system. However, there was no alteration or changes announced in the support term for existing versions of Microsoft Office.
In the recent blog post, the tech company mentioned that “Office 2019 will ship in H2 of 2018. Previews of the new apps and servers will start shipping in the second quarter of 2018. Office 2019 apps will be supported on any supported Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) release. Office 2019 will provide five years of mainstream support and approximately two years of extended support. This is an exception to our ‘Fixed Lifecycle Policy’ to align with the support period for Office 2016. Extended support will end 10/14/2025.”
People who are using Office on Mac will not see any effect and they have to wait a bit longer for the new version. Previously at Ignite, Microsoft talked about Office 2019 and the next perpetual version of Office that includes apps (which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.
Apart from this, the Washington-based tech company also announced servicing extensions for Windows 10 and changes to the Office 365 ProPlus system requirements. Moreover, the support for Windows 10 (versions 1511, 1607, 1703, and 1709) for business and education customers running certain versions of the operating system was extended for coming six months to help the people in switching to the latest supported versions of the operating system.