In mid-January I worked through a real fight to get my laptop’s Windows Insider Preview upgraded to build 17074 and then, to get Office 2016 (Enterprise E3 plan) installed. That fight made me write three longish posts about it. If you have 10 minutes to spare, grab a cup or glass of the beverage of
A blog post on TechNet on February 1st from Caitlin Fitzgerald reveals three major changes coming to Office 2019. In case you didn’t already know, 2019 is the next major Office version, scheduled for release later this year (2018). The Preview should roll out late in Q2, with final release highly likely to appear in Q4.
Last weekend I fought for four days to get Windows upgraded to build 17074, and to get Office installed, activated and working with my OneDrive for Business and SharePoint services. Read the full story here. Once I put those misadventures behind me, I thought everything was fine. Fast forward to early today (Saturday): I turn my laptop and external display plus other devices on, make a huge pot of coffee, then open Outlook to check my email. Because I always use the black (dark) theme for Office applications, I noticed something was wrong as soon as Outlook opened using its default blue theme instead. “Not again!”, I thought.
After fighting four days to get 17074 installed on my laptop, I finally managed to do it. Solution was relatively simple.
Thanks to an odd combination of driver difficulties and communication issues, my struggle to update my production laptop to 17074 runs into an unusually long and troublesome sequence of reverses.