Microsoft Support Changes: Good for Windows 10, Bad for Office

Windows 10's antivirus will start removing PC 'optimizer' scareware next month

Windows 10's antivirus will start removing PC 'optimizer' scareware next month

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.

A key group still holding on to Windows 7 are Microsoft's enterprise customers, which Microsoft hopes it can encourage to upgrade for Windows 10's superior security, which the company has argued on numerous occasions would have protected businesses from last year's WannaCry and NotPetya cyber-attacks.

According to the data specialists at StatCounter, Windows 10 managed to hit 42.78 percent market share in January 2018.

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Windows 10 might have surpassed Windows 7 in terms of global market share, but Microsoft is giving holdouts another reason to upgrade.

Since the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft has taken a "Windows as a service" approach to delivering operating system updates. For instance, Windows 10 can work with the fingerprint sensor using Windows Hello.

In a recent post on its technical blog, Microsoft dropped some details about Office 2019, the most relevant of which is that you'll only be able to use it with Windows 10.

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Additionally, the failure of Windows 8 made Windows 7 a popular choice among business users who usually aren't the early birds when trying new software. For more information, contact your Microsoft account team.

Microsoft also announced yesterday that it will support the latest three releases of Windows 10 - builds 1607, 1703 and 1709 - for an additional six months.

Windows 10 version 1507 was released back in July 2015, and the cumulative update that was recently released for it addresses performance-related issues. Office 2019 won't follow the traditional Fixed Lifecycle Support policy as expected (that is, five years of mainstream support and five years of extended support). This is different from how they treated Office 2016 and other past versions of Office where they were given 5 years of standard support and 5 years of extended support.

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Microsoft plans to release Office 2019, its next "perpetual-license" productivity suite, in the second half of 2018, with previews appearing "in the second quarter of 2018". The new client applications won't use a traditional installer; rather they will rely on Click-to-Run, a streaming and virtualization technology used to install Office applications and updates. If an organization is running a semiannual channel release of Windows 10 that's no longer supported, then the Office 365 ProPlus installation won't be supported either.

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