Tip of the Day: Prepare Windows and Office for the new Japanese era change

On May 1, 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar began.  This change will require updates to Windows, Office, and .NET Framework. If you have automatic updates enabled for your Microsoft software, the updates to support the new era will install automatically and you will not need to take any action.

The Help Article provides the following information:


  • How to address systems that do not have automatic updates enabled for:
    • Windows
      • Windows 10
      • Windows 8.1
      • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
    • .NET Framework
    • Office:
      • Windows-based
      • Office for Mac
      • Office Mobile for Android
      • Office for iOS
    • How to change your calendar settings to the new Japanese era
    • FAQ about the Japanese era change
      • How to verify the required update was applied