Office 365 support for Windows Server 2019
With the recent announcement @ Ignite that Office 365 would not be supported on Windows Server 2019, I’d like to request that decision to be reversed. As a long time RDSH admin this is a poor decision and would require using Office 2019 to connect to a cloud mailbox. Essentially requiring a double license for Office functionality in RDSH.
Kye Jewell commented
I'm with you Brandon, this is certain to cause issues with people i work with, they will probably decided to move to a completely different platform if this is going to happen.
I can see a lot of other businesses discontinue services with MS and find an alternate source.
Please reverse this decision. We would like to move our RDSH servers to 2019 at some stage this year but can not if 365 ProPlus is not supported.
Microsoft please change this.
Companies need a real choice. Your already hurting us with all the dang window 10 updates which break a lot of apps. People use Citrix XenApp in depth. We can move to 2019 server if office 365 is supported on it. Nobody want to go back to 2019 office on premises. Your hurting us bad
Add office 365 to server 2019 Microsoft. Stop making this stuff so **** hard. This is crazy they took it out. You have users using Citrix xenapp and we want it on server 2019.
This is completely ridiculous. I though as a CSP and MS partner they would try to help us as partners. Instead reading between the lines they want you to run VDI on Azure only. The reality is offering a hosting platform outside Azure allows us to be more flexible with our clients requirements. In addition to many of our clients not wanting all of their data in the public cloud. MS if you plan to do this, then offer a SPLA license that includes O365 or reverse your decision as business is not a one size fits all. I am happy to discuss in more detail.
Russ M commented
For those companies whose security posture does not support moving and living in the cloud. Azure, AWS, etc., this change is a terrible idea. this will prompt many (including us) to seek out other alternatives as well as other document platforms that remain business friendly.
Karsten Laemmerhirt commented
I completely agree to Brandon
Philip Elder commented
What a sad state of affairs when a vendor arbitrarily severs product availability to the largest paying group of customers on the planet: On-Premises. :(
We have a mix of Seat licenced Office 2019 Pro Plus on E1 and F1 users, and E3 licenced users licenced to Office 365 PRo Plus. We are planning a new Citrix platform based on Server 2019, but are unable to deliver due to this marketing driven requirement.
Only supported platform for Office 365 Pro Plus users is Windows Server 2016
Only supported platform for Office 2019 Pro Plus users is Windows Server 2019
Result is that we are forced to maintain two different server platforms on our Citrix platform.
This drives cost, and are higly ineffeicient and not logic.
Either support Office 2019 on Server 2016 or Support Office 365 Pro Plus on Server 2019!
Andreas Kröber commented
not supporting O365 on W2k19 is no good idea, esp. in areas where no propper internet is available.
So please rethink - or you´ll lose your small customer like lawers and ph.. doctors offices
Reinhard Travnicek commented
Allow me to speak for the Austrian RDSH customer community (I am CEO of the largest Citrix Platinum partner and of course a MS partner), I'd like to ask Microsoft to reverse the decision not to support O365 on the WS2019 RDSH platform.!All those wonderful enhancements to O365 shown @Ignite 2018 are useless, if we can't use them on the RDSH on-premises platform of the future.
I appreciate the decision to support O365 now longer on WS2016 (until 2025), but several customers postponed projects to wait for WS2019 because Microsoft told them for months now that O365 will only support WS2016 until Jan. 2020 and that Windows Version >= 1809 is the platform of choice (then including WS2019).
PLS Microsoft listen!
Reinhard Travnicek commented
I completely agree with Brandon. For RDSH to be successful we need O365 on the WS2019 platform
Peter Schatz commented
Brandon, i support you!