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8:46 am on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft [theregister.co.uk]

Microsoft’s revealed that Office 2019’s desktop applications will only run on Windows 10 and shorted support for the forthcoming release of the suite.
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Okay by me. Still using MS Office 97 on one machine and the others are 2002 or 2003. Haven't seen a burning need to upgrade any of them. Meanwhile, don't use the cloud features at all.
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I'm still using Office 2011. The whole yearly updates by adding the year to it annoys me. Maybe I'm old but I'm fine with my old version that had one single payment when I bought it.
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Makes perfect sense with the way M$ has been pushing everything (and everyone) to the 'one world OS' approach. Better security, more cost effective security, less problems overall.
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Subscription payments, windows as a service, renting storage on the web ... what's not the like, for a corporation? :)
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I got off the Office upgrade treadmill in 2010, and have not seen a compelling need to update since. As long as that will still work it's not a huge issue. However, when extended support for that particular suite ends in 2020 many will need to reconsider the Office suite they choose to use. Eventually there will be no option for the Microsoft Office Suite aside from this online version that will require a yearly fee.
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Or a switch to a different product. Some might not like that, but toward that eventual possibility I also run Open Office, too.
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meh, not that big of a deal really.
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Or a switch to a different product.

Been getting familiar with LibreOffice, but there are still some compatibility issues if you need to work with others using Office products. If I was only using it for my own data I'd have no problems moving away from Office.
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On a large scale, this no doubt will serve to push many companies reliant on M$ Office to upgrade to Windows 10. Clever move by M$.
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I have Office 2007 tweaked and optimized to do just what I want and don't see any reason to change and, like @Tangor, I don't use any cloud features.