Microsoft has released Office 2019 for Windows and Mac. Designed for businesses and consumers, the update is now available as a one-time purchase for volume-licensed commercial customers. Consumer versions should arrive in the next few weeks. For customers who haven’t opted for Microsoft’s Office 365 service with monthly feature updates, Office 2019 provides new features and updates to the on-premises apps.
The company defines Office 2019 as a subset of features that have been added to Office 365 ProPlus over the past three years. A one-time release, it includes updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher.
Updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook: These four core apps have received individual updates. For instance, PowerPoint 2019 lets you create cinematic presentations with new features like Morph and Zoom. And improved inking features across the apps in Windows—like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects—allow you to naturally create documents. Microsoft is also bringing new data analysis features to Excel 2019, including new formulas and charts and enhancements to PowerPivot. Word 2019, on the other hand, adds focus mode alongside a new translator and accessibility improvements.
The 2019 release of Office products also includes updates to Microsoft’s servers. The company has plans to release Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019 for businesses in the coming weeks.
Source: Microsoft Blog