Microsoft Office 2019

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Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Office logo (2019–present).svg
Clockwise from top left: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Clockwise from top left: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseSeptember 24, 2018 (US),
October 1, 2018 (UK),
October 6, 2018 (India)[1]
Stable release(s) [±]
Retail1912 (16.0.12325.20288) / January 9, 2020; 13 days ago (2020-01-09)[2]
Volume-licensed1808 (16.0.10353.20037) / December 10, 2019; 43 days ago (2019-12-10)[2]
Office for Mac16.31 (19111002) / November 12, 2019; 2 months ago (2019-11-12)[3]
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows Server 2019, macOS Sierra and later[4]
PlatformIA-32, x64, ARM, Web
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
Websiteoffice.com

Microsoft Office 2019 is the current version of Microsoft Office, a productivity suite, succeeding Office 2016. 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.[6]

History[edit]

On April 27, 2018, Microsoft released Office 2019 Commercial Preview for Windows 10.[7] On June 12, 2018, Microsoft released a preview for macOS.[8]

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[citation needed].

OneNote is absent from the suite as the UWP version of OneNote bundled with Windows 10 replaces it. OneNote 2016 can be installed as an optional feature on the Office Installer.[9][10][11]

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.[12][13][14] The Office 2019 user interface retains the Metro design language from Office 2016, except that the Microsoft account picture is circular.

Deployment[edit]

Office 2019 requires Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 or macOS Sierra and later.[15] macOS installations can be acquired from the Microsoft website or the Mac App Store.[16] 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. For Office 2019, the 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.[17]

Office 2019 will receive five years of mainstream support, but unlike Office 2016, which gets five years of extended support, Office 2019 only gets two. Mainstream support ends on October 10, 2023, while extended support ends on October 14, 2025.[15]

See also[edit]

References[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 2019". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Update history for Office for Mac". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "System requirements for Microsoft Office". Office.com. Microsoft. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Language Accessory Pack for Office 2016". Office.com. Microsoft. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Warren, Tom (September 26, 2017). "Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year". The Verge. Vox Media.
  7. ^ Warren, Tom (April 27, 2018). "Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview". The Verge. Vox Media.
  8. ^ Warren, Tom (June 12, 2018). "Microsoft releases Office 2019 for Mac preview". The Verge. Vox Media.
  9. ^ Devereux, William (April 18, 2018). "The best version of OneNote on Windows". Microsoft Office 365 Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Warren, Tom (April 18, 2018). "Microsoft Office 2019 kills off OneNote desktop app in favor of Windows 10 version". The Verge. Microsoft.
  11. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about OneNote in Office 2019". Office.com. Microsoft. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "What's new in Office 365". support.office.com.
  13. ^ "What's New in Office 2019". support.office.com.
  14. ^ Bright, Peter (June 13, 2018). "Microsoft rebuilding the Office interface to align it across Web, mobile, and desktop". Ars Technica.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Warren, Tom (January 24, 2019). "Microsoft Office now available on Apple's Mac App Store". The Verge. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "Office 2019 perpetual volume license products available as Click-to-Run". Support. Microsoft. April 27, 2018.