Windows 10 has officially surpassed Windows 7 worldwide

02 February, 2018, 21:57 | Author: Carmen Reese
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With a 59.38 percent market share, Windows 7 succeeds in India while Windows 10 stands at a mere 17.19 percent share.

A year ago at Ignite, we announced Office 2019 - the next perpetual version of Office that includes apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). For instance, Windows 8.1 will fall out of support on January 10, 2023, according to a Microsoft support page, so users of Windows 8.1 and Office 365 ProPlus will have about three years less support under Microsoft's revised policy than might have been anticipated. It looks like Microsoft wants more people to get Windows 10 so as to be able to enjoy Office 2019 as well as get security updates on both Office and Windows.

This update covers Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, and all versions of Windows 10, for client and server.

To clarify our current support practices for ProPlus running on Windows 10, ProPlus will not be supported on Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) versions that are no longer being serviced. Office 2019 client apps will be released with Click-to-Run installation technology only, but Microsoft will not be offering MSI deployment for Office 2019 clients, only doing so for Office Server products. 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.

Doubtless there are many individual users out there who won't appreciate the prodding. Like previous versions of Office, it will come with five years of standard support, but the extended support is being dropped from five extra years to just two. This is an exception to our Fixed Lifecycle Policy to align with the support period for Office 2016. This means that Office 2019's extended support will end on 14th October 2025.

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There is no change to the support term for existing versions of Office.

When Office 2019 ships in the second half of 2018, it is expected to add features such as improved inking; data analysis features such as new formulas and charts for Excel; and visual-animation features such as PowerPoint Morph and Zoom.

When Office 2019 comes out later this year, Microsoft will support it only on Windows 10, the company said this week.

Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of the Office desktop apps.

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