Microsoft recently announced the release of their new Office 2019 version, which will be available towards the end of next year. The latest version was released in 2016. This new version, Office 2019, will have many new additions that Office enthusiasts are excited about experiencing. Six of these features are listed below.
- Standard Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Office server applications such as SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business
- Enhanced security and IT management capabilities
- Advanced “inking” features for touchscreen systems, such as pressure sensitivity, ink replay, and tilt effects
- Excel improvements with streamlined data analysis features
- Improved PowerPoint features, such as morph and zoom animation capabilities
Since 1990, when Microsoft founder Bill Gates introduced the first Office version, many improvements have been made, and this 2019 version is highly anticipated for that reason.
If you are in the “Office” market, then you may wonder what the differences are between Office 2019 and Office 365. The biggest difference is the price. Microsoft Office 2019 is a one-time purchase where buyers acquire the license for the Office software. The purchaser is then the sole owner of that software indefinitely. Microsoft will offer support for that Office software until the year 2029, which is ten years beyond the release date.
On the other hand, Office 365 purchasers are required to pay a monthly fee for the rights to use this Office version, which is available online. One aspect of Office 365 that appeals to users is its ease for upgrading due to the cloud advancements. Upgrades to Office 365 should occur simultaneously with the release of Office 2019. One of the negatives of Office 365 is that it has more IT management requirements. The requirements include the use of one or more servers, maintenance of domains, and cloud-usage requirements.
If you are a regular user of Microsoft Office (as more than one billion people are), then it would be wise to keep a close eye on updates and upcoming information regarding this new version of Microsoft Office 2019. You may want to compare it to the version you currently use, and see if it may benefit you to improve your own system. As the date of the release approaches, much more information will become available.
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