This new tack could backfire if such companies decide to dig their heels in, instead, and make the decision that they will now stick with Windows 7 and an older standalone version of Office.
As mentioned, Office 2019 will be out in the second half of this year, although the beta apps will be deployed in the second quarter (so possibly April at the earliest). This means that Office 2019's extended support will end on 14th October 2025.
The fact that Windows 7 still runs on that many PCs shows many people didn't fell for Microsoft's free upgrade gimmick to put Windows 10 everywhere they could. To ensure that customers get the most secure and efficiently managed experience from ProPlus and Windows 10 together, we are providing updates on the Windows system requirements for Office 365 ProPlus. However mainstream support will remain the same at five years.
All these offerings are more or less on a par with Microsoft Office and will work across everything from Linux and Mac and even Chrome OS via the web. 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. Neowin first spotted that Microsoft is planning a new "S Mode" for Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro. While Windows 7 has lost 5% during the last 12 months, Windows 10 has gained over than 10%. According to a survey of enterprise IT admins previous year, 68% of businesses are still running Windows 7, compared to 13% on Windows 10. Later this year, "new Remote Desktop and desktop virtualization capabilities within the SAC release cadence of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server".
Microsoft argues that cutting off support for older operating systems will help coordinate updates between Office and Windows.
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.
It hasn't been the smoothest road, but after its launch in the winter of 2015, Windows 10 has finally surpassed the eight-year old Windows 7 as Microsoft's most popular operating system.
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