FAQ: How Microsoft has changed Office 2019

Support for the company's hallmark office productivity suite – and how long that support will last – depends on which version you're using. And on which version of Windows you run. Here's how to decipher it all.

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Microsoft has changed up Windows 10's support so many times that some IT professionals may need chiropractic care. Support was reduced, then extended, then reduced, then extended again.

But what of Microsoft's other pillar, Office?

Although Office 2019, the one-time-purchase application suite - the version Microsoft doesn't want you to buy - has experienced fewer back-and-forths than Windows 10, Microsoft has made changes. Or kept what you'd expect would have changed.

With that in mind, we tackle the most important questions about how Office 2019 differs from past permutations and where it remains the same.

How long will Microsoft support Office 2019? This hasn't changed from Microsoft's last directive: On Windows, Office 2019 will receive security updates until Oct. 14, 2025, or just over seven years.

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