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Today we’re introducing Office 365 ProPlus support for Windows Server 2019 customers with on-premises and Azure deployments. We’ve also enabled customers to immediately download and leverage FSLogix functionality, including the Office 365 Container, to enhance the speed and performance around user profile data in non-persistent virtualized environments. This continues our commitment to enhance the Office experience in local and virtualized environments and improves the end user experience in non-persistent virtualized environments.

Our priority is to continue to deliver a great Office experience in on-premises virtualized environments; we have updated our Office 365 support requirements and Windows Server support documentation to reflect Office 365 ProPlus support for Windows Server 2019. We recommend taking the following steps as a best practice:

  • Run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019
  • Leverage flexibility of Windows Server 2019 to implement single and multi-session capabilities
  • Deploy FSLogix to ensure smooth user profile roaming and end user experience at log on
  • Use OneDrive with the Files On-Demand capabilities for optimized storage and retrieval of user files

For businesses considering the next step in their journey to the cloud, these recommendations ensure the best experience for on-premises deployment while enabling migration to Microsoft’s new Windows Virtual Desktop service on Azure, now generally available worldwide. Windows Virtual Desktop provides customers with the best virtual desktop and simplified management on Azure, including support for Windows Server workloads and Office 365 ProPlus, to unlock a productive virtualized end user experience.