Microsoft to end backing of its touch-first Office Mobile applications in January 2021

Last September, Microsoft authorities conceded they were putting the portable variants of the Microsoft Office applications for Windows as a second thought. Before the end of last week, Microsoft declared the finish of help date for those Office Mobile applications: January 12, 2021. After that date, Microsoft won’t give any greater security fixes, bug fixes or specialized help for those applications.

Microsoft describes these applications – explicitly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote – as “the Office apps for phones using Windows 10 Mobile.” Windows 10 Mobile’s last finish of-bolster date is tomorrow, December 10, 2019. As Microsoft authorities said a year back, company authorities chose to organize improvement for the iOS and Android adaptations of its Office applications and, on Windows, for Win32 and web forms of these applications. Therefore, they said they wanted to deprioritize the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), contact first mobile variations.

Be that as it may, these Office Mobile applications likewise can take a shot at different Windows gadgets that are not Windows Phones. A few people use them on Windows tablets, Surface Hub, HoloLens and even the Surface Go in light of the fact that they can be downloaded and utilized for nothing. Office Mobile applications are free on gadgets with screen sizes of 10.1 inches or littler. They are genuinely certain that Microsoft is going to stop supporting these Office Mobile applications for Windows wherever as of one year from now. (They approached the company for explanation, yet no answer up until now.)

At its Ignite meeting a month ago, Microsoft switched course with its Win32 form of OneNote. Rather than deprioritizing that OneNote 2016 work area rendition, as had been arranged already, Microsoft authorities said they’d keep on giving new component updates to it.

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