Microsoft has released Office 2019 preview copies on April 27th, which only run on Windows 10. Office2019 includes the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook client apps, alongside server versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business. The software was primarily designed for organizations that aren’t using the cloud Office 365 versions. People will need to upgrade to Windows 10 if they want the latest version of Office without subscribing to the company’s Office 365 service.
The standalone Office 2019 software will only be supported on Windows 10 and not Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machines, it's means to push businesses that are holding off on Office 365 into subscriptions. But this won’t affect Office for Mac, which is a separate product with a different release schedule. Microsoft is also changing the support lifecycle for Office 2019, so it will receive 5 years of mainstream support and then “approximately 2 years of extended support”.
Businesses can sign up to try Office 2019 here.
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