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Content Change Notification - Microsoft Office for Mac 16/16.x Version Changes

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Change Title

Microsoft Office for Mac 16/16.x Version Changes (Latest)

Class 2

Customers should be aware and be prepared

Change Summary

Starting with the 16.17 release in September 2018, the release notes of Office for Mac apply to Office 2019 for Mac and the Microsoft 365 subscription version. [5]

Starting with the 16.54 release, this information also applies to Office 2021 for Mac. [1]

Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.x have three different license terms: Microsoft 365 subscription license, 2019 license and 2021 license. Versions 16.x with Microsoft 365 subscription, 2019 license and 2021 license share the same version history but with different lifecycle.[2]

2019 license will be end of life as 10/10/2023.[4]

2021 license will be end of life as 10/13/2026.[6]

However, Microsoft 365 subscription always keeps the applications in support and up-to-date. [3]

Microsoft 365 for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac and Office 2021 for Mac use the same application and file names, but the license information would not display in normalize discovered data.

To accommodate the above changes, Flexera is going to update the Microsoft Office for Mac and its components version 16.x in the Data Platform.

For Office for Mac, we are going to create a new separate product Microsoft 365 for Mac, and capture those 16.x version under version group 365 for the Microsoft 365 subscription.

For the component products, for example Excel for Mac, we are going to change the existed version group 16 and version 16.x to version group 365 and version 16.x (365) for the Microsoft 365 subscription, to distinguish from the 2019 license and 2021 license.

Product

Version Group

Version

End of Life

Obsolete

365 for Mac

365

16.54

12/31/2999

12/31/2999

365 for Mac

365

16.17

12/31/2999

12/31/2999

Office for Mac

2021

16.54 (2021)

10/13/2026

10/13/2026

Office for Mac

2019

16.54 (2019)

10/10/2023

10/10/2023

Office for Mac

2019

16.17 (2019)

10/10/2023

10/10/2023

Excel for Mac

365

16.54 (365)

12/31/2999

12/31/2999

Excel for Mac

365

16.17 (365)

12/31/2999

12/31/2999

Excel for Mac

2021

16.54 (2021)

10/13/2026

10/13/2026

Excel for Mac

2019

16.54 (2019)

10/10/2023

10/10/2023

Excel for Mac

2019

16.17 (2019)

10/10/2023

10/10/2023

 

The components of Microsoft Office for Mac will follow the same changes as Excel for Mac in the example, the components are as follow.

Microsoft Excel for Mac

Microsoft Word for Mac

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac

Microsoft Outlook for Mac

Microsoft OneNote for Mac

All mappings will be reviewed and updated.

Impact

This change will impact customers who rely on Technopedia Product ID/Release ID & Names and discovered previously mapped data to Microsoft Office for Mac version group 16 and version 16.x. They will be reviewed and updated.

The attached spreadsheet provides the full list of all releases in scope for this review that will be created.

When

Customers should expect these changes to have been completed starting from January 11, 2022 to January 17, 2022.

Reference

[1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/release-notes-office-for-mac

[2] https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/microsoft-office-and-the-mac-app-store-ad2293a8-f5aa-4652-ae3f-83dda906d748

[3] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/microsoft-365-apps

[4] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/microsoft-office-2019-for-mac

[5] http://web.archive.org/web/20190617064626/https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/release-notes-office-for-mac

[6] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/office-2021