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    From Office 2019 will be Windows 10 exclusive:

    “Office 2019 applications will only be supported on a limited number of Windows client and server operating system versions. In particular, Office 2019 will only be supported on the following systems:

    Any supported Windows 10 SAC (Semi-Annual Channel) release.
    Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Servicing Channel 2018.
    The next Long Term Servicing Channel release of Windows Server.

    Unless I’m misreading Microsoft’s announcement, Office 2019 won’t be available for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, or older Server versions.”

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    • #163965

      Looks like MS is forcing anyone tied to the Office suite to “upgrade” to Win10.

      Those in the general population still using Win7 till 2020 and Win8.1 till 2023 will be stuck with obsolete software. And it will force anyone using Win10 to comply to the 18-month upgrade cycle of “supported Win10.”  This will even apply to Enterprise that does not pay the top-level price for LTSC.

      Looks like it’s time to switch to Google Docs!

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      • #163975

        Or make sure to get an older version of Office than Office 19 while Microsoft is still selling them.

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      • #164007

        Those in the general population still using Win7 till 2020 and Win8.1 till 2023 will be stuck with obsolete software.

        I find my Excel 2007 not obsolete at all compared to Excel 2016 I use at work. I’m in no way an advanced user, bo so is 90% of the population.

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    • #163972

      From Office 2019 perpetual volume license products available as Click-to-Run: “Beginning in Office 2019, Office client applications will no longer be available in MSI format. This change in deployment technology does not affect how products are licensed or supported.”

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    • #163983

      From Microsoft extends Windows 10 support period, but makes cuts to Office 2019: “A more cynical reader might wonder if this signals the impending death of the LTSC releases entirely—though Microsoft insists to us that it has no plans to drop perpetual Office licenses—or at least a move away from the five-plus-five lifecycle. An organization that favors stability and perpetual licenses that deploys Windows 10 LTSC 2018 and Office 2019 will, in late 2025, be in the peculiar situation of having desktop systems that remain supported for three more years, but with no supported version of Office to actually run on them: Office 2019’s support will have expired, and Office 2022 will require the use of Windows 10 LTSC 2021. One wonders what these systems are supposed to do for the final three years of their supported life.”

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    • #163989

      Talk about coercive software!!!

      What HUBRIS !!!

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    • #209374

      And the war of attrition of what M$ wants vs what the end user needs continues.

    • #209406

      From Office 2019 perpetual volume license products available as Click-to-Run: “Beginning in Office 2019, Office client applications will no longer be available in MSI format. This change in deployment technology does not affect how products are licensed or supported.”

       

      Note the term “client applications.” On my Office 2010 only the Outlook is a client. The rest do not need to be connected to anything and work independently on their own. LibreOffice will work for me after the transition. I still have a working Office 2003 on the offline WinXP machine and a Wordperfect6 for DOS on an old, 486 dinosaur (Commander Keen lives!!!).

      I still say Wordperfect was the Betamax of wordprocessing. Superior to MSWord, but lost the marketing and OEM bundling battles long ago. I still know a number of legal offices using the Corel Wordperfect program.

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      Lotus Resurection !

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