Microsoft Office 2019

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Microsoft Office 2019
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Microsoft Office 2019 - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.png
Clockwise from top left: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Initial releaseSeptember 24, 2018 (US),
October 1, 2018 (EU/UK),
October 6, 2018 (India)[1]
Stable release(s) [±]
Retail2103 (16.0.13901.20400) / April 13, 2021; 1 day ago (2021-04-13)[2]
Volume-licensed1808 (16.0.10373.20050) / April 13, 2021; 1 day ago (2021-04-13)[2]
Office for Mac16.48 (21041102) / April 13, 2021; 1 day ago (2021-04-13)[3]
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows Server 2019, macOS Sierra and later[4]
PlatformIA-32, x64, ARM, Web
PredecessorMicrosoft Office 2016
Available in102 languages[5]
List of languages
  • Full (40): English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Latin), Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin, Serbia), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Partial (51): Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani (Latin), Bangla (Bangladesh), Bangla (Bengali India), Basque (Basque), Belarusian, Bosnian (Latin), Catalan, Dari, Filipino, Galician, Georgian, Gujarati, Icelandic, Irish, Kannada, Khmer, KiSwahili, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian (Republic of Macedonia), Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nepali, Norwegian Nynorsk, Odia, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Quechua, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia), Sindhi (Arabic), Sinhala, Tamil, Tatar (Cyrillic), Telugu, Turkmen (Latin), Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Latin), Valencian, Welsh
  • Proofing only (11): Hausa, Igbo, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kinyarwanda, Pashto, Romansh, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Wolof, Yoruba
TypeOffice suite
LicenseTrialware software as a service

Microsoft Office 2019 is the current version of Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac. It is the successor to Office 2016 and will be succeeded by Office 2021 in the second half of the year.[6] It was released to general availability for Windows 10 and for macOS on September 24, 2018.[1] Some features that had previously been restricted to Office 365 subscribers are available in this release.[7] Mainstream support for Office 2019 will end on October 10, 2023. Unlike other versions of Microsoft Office, Office 2019 will only get two years of extended support, which means that support for Office 2019 will end on the same day as support for Office 2016 will, on October 14, 2025.[8]


On April 27, 2018, Microsoft released Office 2019 Commercial Preview for Windows 10.[9] On June 12, 2018, Microsoft released a preview for macOS.[10]

New features[edit]

Office 2019 includes many of the features previously published via Office 365, along with improved inking features, LaTeX support in Word, new animation features in PowerPoint including the morph and zoom features, and new formulas and charts in Excel for data analysis.[11]

OneNote is absent from the suite as the Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) version of OneNote bundled with Windows 10 replaces it. OneNote 2016 can be installed as an optional feature on the Office Installer.[12][13][14]

For Mac users, Focus Mode will be brought to Word, 2D maps will be brought to Excel and new Morph transitions, SVG support and 4K video exports will be coming to PowerPoint, among other features.

Despite being released in the same month, the new Office user interface in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is only available to Office 365 subscribers, not perpetual Office 2019 licensees.[15][16][17]


Traditional editions[edit]

Same as its predecessor Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 2019 has the same perpetual SKU editions aimed towards different markets. Like its predecessor, Microsoft Office 2019 contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote and are licensed for use on one computer.[18][19]

Five perpetual SKU editions of Office 2019 were released for Windows:

  • Home & Student: This retail suite includes the core applications only – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote.[18]
  • Home & Business: This retail suite includes the core applications and Outlook.[18]
  • Standard: This suite, only available through volume licensing channels, includes the core applications, as well as Outlook and Publisher.[20]
  • Professional: This retail suite includes the core applications, as well as Outlook, Publisher, and Access.[18]
  • Professional Plus: This suite includes the core applications, as well as Outlook, Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business.[20] This edition is available through retail channels (Developer tools subscription like MSDN subscription & Visual Studio subscription)and volume licensing channels.
Application(s) Home & Student Home & Business Standard Professional Professional Plus
Core applications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Publisher No No Yes Yes Yes
Access No No No Yes Yes
Skype for Business No No No No Yes

Unlike its predecessor, both Windows version retail & volume versions use the Click-to-Run (C2R) for installation. Also unlike its predecessor, all Windows version office 2019 require only Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

Like its predecessor, three traditional editions of Office 2019 were released for Mac (macOS Sierra or later):

  • Home & Student: This retail suite includes the core applications only.[19]
  • Home & Business: This retail suite includes the core applications and Outlook.[19]
  • Standard: This suite, only available through volume licensing channels, includes the core applications and Outlook.[20]


Office 2019 requires Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 or macOS Sierra and later.[8] macOS installations can be acquired from the Microsoft website or the Mac App Store.[21]

For Office 2013 and 2016, various editions containing the client apps were available in both Click-To-Run (inspired by Microsoft App-V) and traditional Windows Installer setup formats. However, Office 2019 client apps only have a Click-to-Run installer and only the server apps have the traditional MSI installer. The Click-To-Run version has a smaller footprint; in case of Microsoft Office 2019 Pro Plus, the product requires 10 GB less than the MSI version of Office 2016 Pro Plus.[22]

Volume licensing versions of Office 2019 cannot be downloaded from Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center and must be deployed using configuration.xml and running Office Deployment Tool (ODT) from command-line.[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Office 2019 is now available for Windows and Mac". Microsoft 365 Blog. Microsoft. September 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Update history for Office 2016 C2R and Office 2019". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "Update history for Office for Mac". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "System requirements for Microsoft Office". Microsoft. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Language Accessory Pack for Office 2016". Microsoft. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Warren, Tom (February 18, 2021). "Microsoft announces Office 2021, available for Windows and macOS later this year". The Verge. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Warren, Tom (September 26, 2017). "Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year". The Verge. Vox Media.
  8. ^ a b Caldas, Bernardo; Spataro, Jared (February 1, 2018). "Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support". Windows IT Pro Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Warren, Tom (April 27, 2018). "Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview". The Verge. Vox Media.
  10. ^ Warren, Tom (June 12, 2018). "Microsoft releases Office 2019 for Mac preview". The Verge. Vox Media.
  11. ^ "What's New in Office 2019". Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  12. ^ Devereux, William (April 18, 2018). "The best version of OneNote on Windows". Microsoft Office 365 Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  13. ^ Warren, Tom (April 18, 2018). "Microsoft Office 2019 kills off OneNote desktop app in favor of Windows 10 version". The Verge. Microsoft.
  14. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about OneNote in Office 2019". Microsoft. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "What's new in Office 365".
  16. ^ "What's New in Office 2019".
  17. ^ Bright, Peter (June 13, 2018). "Microsoft rebuilding the Office interface to align it across Web, mobile, and desktop". Ars Technica.
  18. ^ a b c d "Choose Microsoft Office Products". Office. Microsoft. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  19. ^ a b c "Choose Microsoft Office Products". Office. Microsoft. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  20. ^ a b c "Compare Microsoft Office Volume Licensing Suites". Office. Microsoft. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  21. ^ Warren, Tom (January 24, 2019). "Microsoft Office now available on Apple's Mac App Store". The Verge. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Office 2019 perpetual volume license products available as Click-to-Run". Support. Microsoft. April 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Deploy Office 2019 (for IT Pros)". Microsoft Docs.