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“We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella three years ago. At the time when Microsoft was unveiling more details about Windows 10, and surprising people with mind boggling technologies like the HoloLens headset.

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Satya Nadella, Microsoft.

Gone are the times of utilizing a solitary gadget to complete our work; the quantity of gadgets we use to complete our work every day is proliferating rapidly. We can take a look at the iPad and the iOS 11 updates to promote this point further: Apple presented the new mac OS-style dock and the pristine drag-and-drop gestures for files and apps—these updates hoist the iPad out of the basic tablet class and into a touchscreen PC.

Microsoft gives off an impression of being imagining the Office involvement similarly. Microsoft needs you and your content and your applications to be accessible wherever you are and on whatever gadget you are utilizing. Microsoft is encouraging vendors to make the switch. Some of this encouragement came in the form of an announcement earlier this year:

“Starting October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services.”

With this statement, Microsoft is saying that any organization that uses any Office 365 service will have to stay on the latest version of Office starting in 2020.

Microsoft pumped the brakes a bit at their yearly Office Ignite gathering with the declaration of Office 2019:

“Cloud-powered innovation is a major theme at Ignite this week. But we recognize that moving to the cloud is a journey with many considerations along the way. Office 2019 will be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel that they need to keep some or all their apps and servers on-premises, and we look forward to sharing more details about the release in the coming months.”

-At last, Office 365 and its light-footed advancement cycle that presents new capacities like clockwork is the future for Microsoft. Office 2019 gets us a tad of time, however discussions with merchants about how they are tending to this move should begin happening now.