O365 Business Essentials Working with Office Standard 2016

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Dear Folks,


This time working with On-Prem Office Standard 2016 which has been procured by one of my Customer and this one is looking forward to use Office Business Essentials Plan where users will be aligned with Business Essentials but going to use Office Standard 2016 as a desktop mailing solution using Outlook as a medium!


Customer is asking the query whether it is possible to use in the above way i.e. Office Standard Desktop Apps for Mailing is possible to configure by using Business Essentials Plans?


As we are aware that Business Essentials Plan consists of only online versions of office Apps not the desktop so whether we can use Office Standard 2016 as a Desktop Apps?

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best response confirmed by Mitul Sinha (Frequent Contributor)
Hi Mitul!

Good to hear from you. See article, section Office 2016 suites and standalone applications

'Office 2016 and Office 2019 connections to Office 365 services will be supported until October 2023'

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris