Microsoft has released its Office 2019 suite for devices on Windows and Mac platforms. Microsoft Office 2019 commercial preview for businesses has been around for some time now. Redmond based tech company is gradually nudging its users towards the Office 365 subscription service. Those who do not like to pay a monthly fee for the complete Microsoft Office package, Office 2019 for both Windows and Mac provides another option to keep using the service.
The Office 365 contains Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook email client, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Server-side version comes bundled with the extra software, including SharePoint, Skype for business, and Exchange. The update brings a number of features to the Office suite that have already been present in the Office 365 for several years now.
Office 2019 Compatibility
The official version of Office 2019 is the most complete Microsoft Office suite yet. It is available for both businesses and individuals who don’t currently have any type of Office 365 subscription. Consider it a marketing tool to convince users to move from Microsoft Office software towards Office 365 cloud based online service.
The Windows 10 is the only version of Microsoft operating systems that supports the Office 2019. That said, macOS users will also be able to use a version of Office 2019, likely to be called Office 2020 for Mac.
Microsoft Office 2019 Best Features:
As for the features and performance improvements in Office 2019, it brings new and improved inking feature across the apps. This pressure sensitive ink is mainly for touchscreen enabled devices. Title effect and ink reply are also a part of the package.
Excel get a big bump in intelligent data analysis capabilities that cover improved formulas, charting, and Power BI integration.
PowerPoint is given brilliant new presentation features, such as Morph and Zoom. The Office 2019 update includes a new roaming pencil case beside changes to the much derided ribbon across of Microsoft Office apps. 4K video supports is also added to the PowerPoint presentations.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Video, Outlook, and Publisher all receive lots of attention in this release.
Improved translator and enhancement to accessibility expands the scope of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac.
In short, the overall Office suite update is quite impressive. Microsoft is buzzing with activity these days. The company is also ready to release Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019 in the coming weeks.
Microsoft Office 2019 for Windows and Mac
The Office 2019 will be made available to commercial licensees initially with business and public versions arriving in the next month or so.
If you’re an Office users looking for the new features and improvement over the current version, and don’t want to or can’t sign up for Office 365, then this is the update you’ve should definitely consider.
Microsoft’s Office 2019 business preview is aimed at giving users a chance to test the new features and improvements. Download link for Microsoft Office 2019 is available below. The purpose of business version of the Office 2019 is to convince those who aren’t currently running a subscription of the Office 365 by offering featuring that would typically be found in the Office 365 suite.
Businesses users who don’t have an active Office 365 subscription, and would like to the early preview of the Office a try can sign up here. Others can stay tuned because we will update this post as soon as Microsoft releases sign up and download links for the Office 2019 to public and businesses.