As previously announced in April 2017 Microsoft are updating the system requirements for Office 365 services beginning October 2020.
This update may impact your organization’s ability to connect to Office 365 with a desktop client (Windows or Mac). With these changes, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online as well as the client applications for Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, and Skype for Business will require either:
- Office clients to be in Mainstream Support
- Clients must be Office ProPlus clients
In October 2020, other clients, including Office 2016, will be blocked from connecting to Office 365 services.
If the Office clients your organization uses to connect to Office 365 will not be in Mainstream Support by October 2020, or your organization has not deployed Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions, you should consider moving to Office 365 ProPlus.
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