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Thread: [News] Microsoft Office 2019 Will Run on Windows 10, and Only Windows 10

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    [News] Microsoft Office 2019 Will Run on Windows 10, and Only Windows 10

    https://www.techpowerup.com/241394/m...nly-windows-10

    As reported yesterday, Microsoft changed the way how they license Windows 10 to their OEM partners. But buckle in folks, the changes just keep on coming. In what looks like an effort to push Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners to upgrade, Microsoft has officially announced that Office 2019 will only work on machines with Windows 10 and the next LTSC release of Windows Server. That's only the tip of the iceberg though. Unlike previous version of Office that came with 10 years of support, Office 2019's support lifecycle is shortened to five years of mainstream support and two years of extended support. Additionally, the client applications are only available with a Click-to-Run installer. However, Microsoft will continue to provide a MSI installer for the server applications.

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    That will just encourage people to not upgrade if anything.
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    This shouldn't surprise anyone. Extended support for Win7 ends in 2020 after all. Windows 8 isn't until 2023, but office 2013 didn't support Vista despite it still being under support until 2017.

    I wouldn't consider it a push to get people to upgrade to 10, rather a "why bother" move they've done in the past.

    That said, I'd still be using Office 2007 as it does everything I needed it to do aside from the fact my work uses Office 365 so I have my "own" copy to use at home, as long as I work there.
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    I've never really seen the point in repeatedly upgrading the office suite. For 99% of users we support, the functionality from Office 2003 is more than sufficient. Hell, Word 95 would probably do!

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    Open Office is the best way to go. If you have simple embedded scripts/macros in Excel and Word, Open Office can handle it. As simple as an install, I?m not kidding.

    You can open Excel documents with code and formula in Open Office Calc with ease, unless the formulas in the Excel documents are silly. VB code in Word macros are mostly possible, but could require tweaking. Almost all text documents you make in Word can be opened and edited in Open Office Writer, you can export to PDF, all the stuff. Font and visual editing is better in Word {Adobe is the best, OT!), but seriously you can migrate most MS Office to Open Office in a normal application scenario.

    If you have embedded scripts/macros that have complex macros and/or VB code it would probably be easier to just upgrade.

    If you use MS Access with complex code and multiple forms, I think upgrade to latest Win 10 and Office (why have you not already?). MS Access with forms and code migration to another platform requires too much downtime and productivity loss. If that is what you?re dealing with, just bite the bullet.

    Simple documentation procedures could also look into Google Docs. Why save all the stuff locally when you can measure in the productivity of Google Docs?

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    Even FIFA series comes with updated player list for teams... upgrading office makes no sense most of the time.


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    Apache Open Office and Libre Office don't have the same functionality nor the great interface as Microsoft Office 2007/2016. They basically are MS Office 2003 clones with support for newer formats.

    But I really wish some free open source software will appear that will at least equal MS Office in the future. But right now there is no real good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dfx View Post
    Apache Open Office and Libre Office don't have the same functionality nor the great interface as Microsoft Office 2007/2016. They basically are MS Office 2003 clones with support for newer formats.

    But I really wish some free open source software will appear that will at least equal MS Office in the future. But right now there is no real good alternative.
    What functionality are you looking for? What are the flaws you see in the interface of Open Office?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xytrius View Post
    What functionality are you looking for? What are the flaws you see in the interface of Open Office?
    I have to work with both, since at work they changed to libre office and there are things i still haven't figured out. Tracking changes is a pain to do in libre office, every time I do some changes and record them in with word, they don't translate into libre office and the whole document is fudged.
    They also had trouble with different designs that were made for O2013 which did not translate at all into libre office, which took quite some time to redo them.
    Another personal note, the UI is just old. While I don't mind drop down menus I can do things way faster in office.

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