Windows Server 2022 adds support for Microsoft 365 Apps

Microsoft

 

Updating our support policy through October 2026 

 

Based on feedback from customers, we are happy to share that we are updating our support policy for Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2022.  Support for on-premises and Azure deployments will be available through October 2026.  This covers the period in which Windows Server 2022 is in mainstream support. 

 

Support for running Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2022 is currently in preview.  If you want to begin testing on Windows Server 2022, we recommend that you use the most current, supported version of Microsoft 365 Apps available in Current Channel. We will provide information about which versions of Microsoft 365 Apps are supported on Windows Server 2022 at a later date. 

 

We will be updating our support pages and documentation in the coming days. 

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very good news, we need that!

@TJ_Devine supported version link doesn't work.

@TJ_Devine Will this announcement impact the support deadline of October 2025 for M365 Apps on Windows Server 2016 and 2019? Microsoft 365 Apps migration from Windows Server - Deploy Office | Microsoft Learn

No - no change to the support periods for those configurations. (Great question - thanks!)

Hi @TJ_Devine

This documents seems to be a bit ahead of time, doesn't it?

 

It should clearly state that it's in preview, rather it reads as if it's already officially supported and in consent being used in production. 

 

Can you follow?

 

Please check the wording:

Microsoft 365 Apps migration from Windows Server - Deploy Office | Microsoft Learn

 

Thanks for pointing that out, K_Wester-Ebbinghaus. We've added a Note to that article to clarify that running Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2022 is currently in preview.

@TJ_Devine is the link correct for supported versions? 
https://review.learn.microsoft.com/officeupdates/update-history-microsoft365-apps-by-date#supported-..., even when logon I get a 403. Without review. worked for me.

Mainstream support for Windows 2022 is only until the end of 2026.

What is beyond that? Do the customers should shut down than their RDS farms running M365 Apps, even though extended support for Windows 2022 runs until 2031?

This makes no sense at first sight. What is the purpose of support for M365 Apps on Windows 2022 only for 4 years out of 9?

Please help me to understand this.

@TJ_Devine

We have a farm of RDS 2022 servers and we are unable to activate Microsoft 365 Apps at all.

We followed the instructions to deployed in Shared Computer mode.

When we looked in the registry we find all the registry keys are there, however the Office 365 apps will not work!

We deployed a server 2019, configured for RDS and installed Office 365 apps and it works fine.

My question is, are Microsoft 365 Office apps supported in server 2022 RDS for shared computer activation or not!

 

Honestly this is showing the middle finger to msp/csp. What about after 2026 when msps are not allowed to run m365 apps on Terminal server?
Run everything on azure and fire 80% of technicians because profit margins are tiny in your cloud?
I‘m furious

Yes we are all pretty upset about this - we've been trying to get MS to hear us over in this thread: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-server-insiders/support-for-m365-apps-o365-on-windows...