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    • #322456 Reply

      mn–
      AskWoody Lounger

      I was just wondering… https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/office2019/overview says they all

      now use Click-to-Run, instead of Windows Installer (MSI), as the installation technology.

      but this subforum is marked specifically for the MSI-based version anyway, so is someone more knowledgeable expecting Microsoft to change their minds about it?

    • #322534 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Good point. I suspect this subforum was created before that information was available, so I think its subtitle is now misleading:

      Beginning in Office 2019, Office client applications will no longer be available in MSI format.

      A4: There will be no MSI releases for any Office client apps from 2019 onwards

      Office 2019 perpetual volume license products available as Click-to-Run.

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    • #322547 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      Even though Office 2019 products are click-to-run the feature set is locked in. You do not get the most recent version of Office when you purchase a perpetual license version of Office. The Office 2019 products are like the prior MSI based versions in this aspect.

      BTW, Office 2019 products have already started to fall behind Office 365 in feature set.

      It appears the terminology used to describe the forum should be changed.

       

      --Joe

    • #322572 Reply

      Mr. Natural
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m guessing this will be the last “perpetual” version of office. And changing to CTR means WSUS will not work. You’ll need either SCCM or let Microsoft manage the updates. The best option for CTR versions is to set it at semi annual channel, not semi annual targeted.

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    • #1878361 Reply

      Travasaurus
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m guessing this will be the last “perpetual” version of office. And changing to CTR means WSUS will not work. You’ll need either SCCM or let Microsoft manage the updates. The best option for CTR versions is to set it at semi annual channel, not semi annual targeted.

      How dare Microsoft pull this kind of c**p?  There’re still millions of us out here who want to “own” our software and not pay yearly rental fees on it. What makes them think that we’ll even put up with that kind of nonsense, anyway?

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