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Microsoft Will Disconnect On-premises Office from the Cloud in 2020

This one may seem a bit far off, but with Microsoft refocusing more of its efforts to its cloud operations – including a controversial bit about the company creating a side-by-side implementation of SCCM and Intune – this planning tip for your Office users should also be a fair-warning about when Microsoft is planning to potentially push customers to a cloud-only model.

From Office 365 system requirements changes for Office:

Effective October 13th, 2020, Office 365 will only allow Office client connectivity from subscription clients (Office 365 ProPlus) or Office perpetual clients within mainstream support to connect to Office 365 services.

After the October 13, 2020 date…


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This also seems to suggest that Office 2016 will be the very last version developed to work outside of a subscription model.

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