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Following on from Nancy's comment below I would like to ask IBM to review this idea's status, I see it is still tagged as Low and we have a hard deadline for it to be completed by.
Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025 and after that I think there will be no more 32 bit options available. I would like to know if IBM is going to include this idea into the roadmap so that our (and many other global customers) existing processes will be backwards compatible post Windows 11 deployment.
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.
It appears that moving to Office 64-bit is not an absolute necessity at Windows 10, so this would be a "nice to have" improvement for that version, but Windows 11 early information implies that there will be no 32-bit version, so this becomes much more important.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
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Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager
IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.
IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.