Office 2019 for Windows and Mac now available for download

During last year’s Ignite conference, Microsoft officially announced the next perpetual update for Office, Office 2019. Office 2019 will feature updated versions of the Office apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). At Ignite 2018 today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac that comes with the updated on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher. Read about the new features that will be part of the Office 2019 release below:

Word

  • Black theme
  • Learning tools (captions and audio descriptions)
  • Speech feature (text-to-speech)
  • Improved inking functionality
  • Accessibility improvements

Excel

  • Funnel charts, 2D maps, and timelines
  • New Excel functions and connectors
  • Ability to publish Excel to PowerBI
  • PowerPivot enhancements
  • PowerQuery enhancements

PowerPoint

  • Zoom capabilities for ordering of slides within presentations
  • Morph transition feature
  • Ability to insert and manage Icons, SVG, and 3D models
  • Improved roaming pencil case

Outlook

  • Updated contact cards
  • Office 365 Groups
  • @mentions
  • Focused inbox
  • Travel and delivery summary cards

Commercial volume license (trusted) customers can download Office 2019 starting today. And Office 2019 will be available to all customers, consumer and commercial in the coming weeks.

Source: Microsoft

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