Office 2019 is coming!
Hey Everyone! Do you know that Microsoft Office 2019 is coming soon? Microsoft Office 2019 is the successor to Office 2016. It was announced on 6 September 2017 at Microsoft Ignite and it is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2018.
The good news is starting from today businesses can download the Microsoft Office 2019 Commercial Preview Program for free! The bad news is this is not available for normal folks like you or me. To join the Office 2019 Commercial Preview program, you or your company must be registered with Microsoft Collaborate.
But it’s nothing much
So what can we look forward to in Office 2019? In my opinion, not a lot. And strangely that is a good thing to most users. Firstly, there won’t be gut retching changes in the way we use Office and there is really not much reasons to upgrade. What we know at this time is there is “Ink replay” feature in Word and “Morph” feature in PowerPoint, which have been available to Office 365 subscribers for one and two years, respectively. There’s little to no chance that Office 2019 will include any groundbreaking new features since it takes the changes in Office 365 and puts them in Office 2019. But we won’t know the full story until late 2018. But here is something we do know: Office 2019 only works with Windows 10. No love for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If you are still on those platforms, you will have to be satisfied with Office 2016.
Not bad if you have a computer pencil though
Microsoft said that “updates include new and improved inking features across the apps, like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects; more powerful data analysis in Excel, like new formulas, new charts, and Power BI integration; and sophisticated presentation features in PowerPoint, like Morph and Zoom.”
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