Microsoft has warned Mac subscribers of Office 365 that they must be working both macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra subsequent month when the corporate updates the productiveness programs.
“As of the Office 365 for Mac September 2018 update, macOS 10.12 or later is required to update to the new version of the Office client apps for Mac and receive new feature updates,” Microsoft introduced in a improve file.
Microsoft will most definitely ship the Office 365 September replace round September 11 or 12 if it sticks to the standard per month refresh time table.
At that point, the Office programs — Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint — shall be up to date from their present Office 2016 designations to the brand new Office 2019 labels, assuming that the suite is working on a Mac powered via macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or 10.13 (High Sierra).
Those that don’t seem to be will proceed to obtain Office safety updates however will now not get new characteristic updates. The identical caveat will observe if the consumer declines the September refresh to Office 2019: No new options shall be introduced the programs.
Previously, Microsoft mentioned that Office 2019 for Mac — the “perpetual” license model of the suite — could be supported on handiest the two newest editions of macOS. Office 365 for Mac sports activities the similar requirement.
Once Apple releases macOS 10.14, a.ok.a. “Mojave,” this autumn, Office 2019 and Office 365 must be working on programs powered via that version, or its predecessor, High Sierra, to obtain new characteristic updates.
“When a new version of macOS is released, Office 2019 for Mac’s … requirement becomes the then-current two most recent versions at that time: the new version of macOS and the previous version,” a Microsoft FAQ mentioned. But as a result of Apple’s coverage is to improve the most recent model of macOS and the two earlier variations, there could also be Macs that proceed to obtain running device safety updates however that might not be served via Microsoft with new Office options.
According to analytics seller Net Applications, remaining month macOS Sierra and High Sierra accounted for a mixed 78% of all Mac consumer percentage.