Microsoft Will Discontinue Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Viewers
Microsoft Will Discontinue Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Viewers

Well, if you are using Windows operating system then you would know that the company maintains a list of viewer apps for some of its Microsoft office apps. Microsoft announced this week in the Office updates blogs that it will discontinue PowerPoint Viewer, Excel Viewer, and Word Viewer in April 2018.

Microsoft Will Discontinue Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Viewers

Well, if you are using Windows operating system then you would know that the company maintains a list of viewer apps for some of its Microsoft office apps. With the help of those viewer apps, Windows users can run to read documents without having any third-party Office or Microsoft office installed on the machine.

The reason why we are talking about Viewer apps is that Microsoft announced this week in the Office updates blogs that it will discontinue PowerPoint Viewer, Excel Viewer, and Word Viewer in April 2018.

According to the reports from gHacks, these apps are introduced when Microsoft updated the default document format for the Microsoft Office apps and was deemed to lend a hand to people sticking with the older formats.

Microsoft Word Viewer is projected to kill off in this month, whereas both Excel and PowerPoint viewer is projected to be killed off in April 2018. Microsoft says “The Microsoft Word Viewer is being retired in November 2017. At that time, the Viewer will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates,”

So, PowerPoint viewer and Excel Viewer will be available for download until April 2018. Microsoft will remove the downloads and will stop releasing the updates or bug fixes to these applications after that time.

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