Office Online Server on Windows Server 2019

While the latest release of Office Online Server came out post-Windows Server 2019, it now looks like the product group has no plans to support Office Online Server with Windows Server 2019. That is a bit of a disappointment as Windows Server 2016 has some issues, a big one being the time it takes to install Windows Updates. Jason Haak confirmed this on a GitHub comment.

What does this mean for the future on-prem releases of SharePoint? I don’t know, but I can only ask that we some day be able to hook in and consume the cloud-based Office Online, further enhancing a hybrid story. This would go a long ways to fixing the licensing restriction preventing the deployment of Office Online Server to Azure and other cloud providers.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.