Posted by: kurtsh | January 28, 2018

NEWS: Office Perpetual minimum requirements for Office 365 services

imageThis isn’t new however, it’s important to highlight this notice given that many folks are still deploying Office 2016 Professional Plus.

Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual minimum requirements
Starting October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services. Office 365 ProPlus will deliver the best experience, but for customers who aren’t ready to move to the cloud by 2020, we will also support connections from Office perpetual in mainstream support. For more information:
Office 365 system requirements updates

Office Perpetual is the “.MSI” installable version of the product that does not get updated with features in the same way that Office 365 ProPlus does. 

Office 2016 Professional Plus’ support for usage against Exchange Online/SharePoint Online implementations ends, per the Microsoft lifecycle site on 10/13/2020 – so folks will need to have transitioned off of Office 2016 Professional Plus by that date (to Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019 Professional Plus), if they want to continue to use Exchange Online/SharePoint Online, etc. in a supported manner.


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