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Skype for Business Server, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server 2019 Mainstream support extended by 3 months to January 2024

Thanks to my friend Max Sanna for the heads up on this one. Indeed Max is right. The original end of mainstream support date for SfB Server 2019 was 2023, the normal 5 years of mainstream support (traditionally it was 5 years mainstream, 5 years extended). The intent was Office 2019 (client and server) would move to a 5 + 2 model Reference: Information about SharePoint On-Premises 2019 Now we are...

Skype for Business Server 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 all Generally Available

Exciting news today, the three new Office Server products are now available to customers on the Volume Licencing Service Center. This is the website where Enterprise Agreement customers can get to their Microsoft software. They are also currently on Visual Studio Subscription (the new name for MSDN). Available are Skype for Business Server 2019- Blog:  Exchange Server 2019- Blog:  SharePoint...

Skype for Business Server 2015 Mainstream Support ends 2020, SfBS 2019 Mainstream Support ends 2023, Extended Support for both end in 2025?

A colleague of mine Tobie prompted me to look at this a bit more closely. A few changes are being made with Office 2019 both client and Server. You have probably already heard Office 2019 client will be click to run only (no MSI) and Windows 10 only, but you may have missed the change in support timelines.   Understanding Microsoft Server Enterprise Support Model – Mainstream and Extended...

Issue Installing Office Web Apps: The server did not meet the following prerequisites: – Windows Update KB2592525 must be installed

I hit this on a recent install of Office Web Apps on Server 2008 R2, odd issue. After installing WAC I get this error: New-OfficeWebAppsFarm : The operation failed. The server did not meet the following prerequisites: Windows Update KB2592525 must be installed. Yet when you try to install that patch on Windows it won’t install: Full credit to Ayman Saleh for the solution on this one: Download...

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