In an important update provided on Microsoft Office 2019, company revealed that the apps will only run on Windows 10. In its support article for service and support of Windows and Office, Microsoft revealed users will need to upgrade to Windows 10 if they want latest version of the Office without subscribing to Office 365.
This move from Microsoft is clearly designed to push businesses that are holding off on Office 365. Though this won’t change a thing for Mac, as it is a separate product.
Microsoft has also altered the support life-cycle for Office 2019 – it will now receive 5 years of mainstream support and then “approximately 2 years of extended support.”
Office 2019 arrives in the second half of 2018 and will include the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook client apps, alongside server versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.