Microsoft Debuts Office 2019 Preview for Mac Enterprise Users

Microsoft today announced the launch of a new Office 2019 for Mac Preview, which is available starting today for its commercial customers.

Office 2019 for Mac, which includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, is the next perpetual update to Office for Mac and will ship alongside Office 2019 for Windows during the second half of 2018.

The new software is designed for customers who aren't yet using Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service and prefer instead to have access to perpetual non cloud based apps.


According to Microsoft, Office 2019 for Mac introduces a roaming pencil case and ribbon customizations across all Office apps, a new focus mode in Word, a focused inbox in Outlook, new charts and functions in Excel, and morph transitions, in-click sequence, and 4K video export in PowerPoint.

The update also includes features for IT designed to simplify deployment and management, such as command-line tools for centrally controlling how and when Office updates are provided to users and support for industry-standard MDM policies and preferences.

The new additions to Office 2019 for Mac are already included in the Office 365 ProPlus plan available to businesses, but are not available in Office for Mac 2016, the current perpetual Office version.

Microsoft has also prepared a website that lists all of the available features for the Office 2019 for Mac Preview.

Microsoft users interested in joining the Office 2019 for Mac Preview can do so by following the directions available on Microsoft's support site.



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9 weeks ago
While I'm not a fan of Microsoft on the whole, and haven't been too impressed with their software over the years; I got to give them kudos for still offering a non-subscription version of their software. That's becoming more and more rare these days, unfortunately.
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9 weeks ago

Am I reading this right?

So Office 2019 won’t be available to Office 365 Users? I thought the whole point of office 365 (apart from lining Microsoft’s pockets) was that you were always on the latest version.


Office 365 apps already have all the features that will be made available to v2019 later in the year.
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9 weeks ago
I have to confess that I have no idea what a "roaming pencil case" is. I just hope it's nothing like a talking paper clip.
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9 weeks ago
Microsoft is getting better and better. Wish Apple took iWork more seriously.
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9 weeks ago

Libreoffice is free to use I don’t know why people continue to pay Microsoft

As much as I hate MS Office. Open Office... in all its versions... is a piece of ****. Yes it is free... and YES that absolutely shows.
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9 weeks ago
Am I reading this right?

So Office 2019 won’t be available to Office 365 Users? I thought the whole point of office 365 (apart from lining Microsoft’s pockets) was that you were always on the latest version.



('//www.macrumors.com/2018/06/12/microsoft-office-2019-preview/')


Microsoft today announced the launch of a new Office 2019 for Mac Preview ('https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-Apps-Blog/Office-2019-for-Mac-Preview-is-ready-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/202724'), which is available starting today for its commercial customers.

Office 2019 for Mac, which includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, is the next perpetual update to Office for Mac and will ship alongside Office 2019 for Windows during the second half of 2018.

The new software is designed for customers who aren't yet using Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service and prefer instead to have access to perpetual non cloud based apps.



According to Microsoft, Office 2019 for Mac introduces a roaming pencil case and ribbon customizations across all Office apps, a new focus mode in Word, a focused inbox in Outlook, new charts and functions in Excel, and morph transitions, in-click sequence, and 4K video export in PowerPoint.

The update also includes features for IT designed to simplify deployment and management, such as command-line tools for centrally controlling how and when Office updates are provided to users and support for industry-standard MDM policies and preferences.

The new additions to Office 2019 for Mac are already included in the Office 365 ProPlus plan available to businesses, but are not available in Office for Mac 2016, the current perpetual Office version.

Microsoft has also prepared a website ('https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4133312/office-2019-commercial-preview-frequently-asked-questions') that lists all of the available features for the Office 2019 for Mac Preview.

Microsoft users interested in joining the Office 2019 for Mac Preview can do so by following the directions available on Microsoft's support site ('https://support.microsoft.com/help/4133311').

Article Link: Microsoft Debuts Office 2019 Preview for Mac Enterprise Users ('//www.macrumors.com/2018/06/12/microsoft-office-2019-preview/')

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9 weeks ago

Am I reading this right?

So Office 2019 won’t be available to Office 365 Users? I thought the whole point of office 365 (apart from lining Microsoft’s pockets) was that you were always on the latest version.

I think the features are already in Office 365. This is just a standalone suite to bring the previous Office 2016 up to date.
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9 weeks ago

Am I reading this right?

So Office 2019 won’t be available to Office 365 Users? I thought the whole point of office 365 (apart from lining Microsoft’s pockets) was that you were always on the latest version.

From what I can gather from https://support.microsoft.com/help/4133312, Office 365 will always have the latest and greatest, while "Office 2019 for Mac" will be a standalone product.
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9 weeks ago
Wonder if Microsoft decided to have Office 2019 support CalDav and CardDav.... I doubt it, but here's hoping.
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9 weeks ago


Office has also gotten to the point where the difference between 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 is really trivial.


Nope. At minimum, between 2013 and 2016, Microsoft went 64 bit, rewrote the OS interface layer to Cocoa from Carbon, and designed it to run in the App Store sandbox. In 2016 v16, Microsoft switched the core code to be common across Windows, Mac, and mobile.
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