Changes to the Office 365 ProPlus system requirements (February 1, 2018)

Applies to: Office 365 ProPlus

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UPDATE September 6, 2018: Changes have been made to the Office 365 system requirements. Go here for the latest announcement.

Published: February 1, 2018

Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of the Office desktop apps. To ensure that customers get the best value from ProPlus and Windows 10 together, we are making the following updates to the ProPlus system requirements for Windows:

  1. 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 per the Windows 10 lifecycle. Office ProPlus will be supported on Windows 10 versions in active servicing and in servicing extensions as outlined here.
  2. Effective January 14, 2020, ProPlus will no longer be supported on the following versions of Windows and Windows Server—this will help customers get the best experience by receiving regular updates to both Windows and Office:
    • Any Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC/LTSB) release
    • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016
    • Windows 8.1

Delivering Office 365 ProPlus remotely via Remote Desktop and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) continues to be a key scenario for our customers. Microsoft is committed to enabling Office 365 Pro Plus in this scenario along with key Windows 10 experiences like Microsoft Edge, Store for Business, and Cortana. Later this year we will deliver these capabilities within the Semi-Annual Channel release cadence of Office, Windows 10, and Windows Server. Join the Windows Server Insider Program to get early access to these capabilities.

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