2018 may have only just begun, but Microsoft is already preparing to launch Office 2019. The next version of Microsoft’s signature suite will enter preview sometime next quarter, but you won’t be able to run it unless you’re rocking the newest operating system. Microsoft announced Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10.
Office 2019 will be available for everyone sometime in the second half of 2018.
From PC Magazine:
The Windows 10 requirement is new, and it specifies any currently supported version that is updated on a semi-annual basis with new feature updates—basically Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. “Software that is more than a decade old, and hasn’t benefited from this innovation, is difficult to secure and inherently less productive,” Microsoft said. “As the pace of change accelerates, it has become imperative to move our software to a more modern cadence.”