Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac brings loads of new features

Joanna Estrada
September 25, 2018

Unlike an Office 365 subscription, Office 2019 is the version of Microsoft's productivity suite you can get for a one-time fee and get it forever. It will also allow Outlook users to work with their LinkedIn contacts through Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can purchase the suite once and use it as much as you want, but you won't get feature updates.

According to Microsoft, it is continuing to devote resources to standalone Office releases to cater to customers "who can't be cloud-connected or receive regular updates".

So, here's what you actually get with Office 2019.

Microsoft Search will unify search across Windows, Office, Edge and Bing. "We're pleased to confirm that we're committed to another on-premises release in the future".

Is Office 2019 different from Office 2016?

In addition, there are other features in all these macOS apps. Here, LinkedIn users can co-author documents on Office apps.

Across the board, there are inking improvements in Office 2019.

What are the Office 2019 system requirements?

Unfortunately, Office 2019 requires PC users to be running Windows 10, but it makes up for this with exclusive access to apps like Project, Visio, Access and Publisher.

Note: The Office apps for Mac users and its specific features may differ from those available for PC users. There will also be a simplified migration to Office 365Pro. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant also announced a search tool that spans across most of its products and some Microsoft Teams updates. Furthermore, as Office 2019 features are now set in stone, Office 365 will continue to be extended and enhanced with innovations in collaboration, artificial intelligence (AI), security, and more. It's only available for businesses right now though, with the consumer SKUs and the server SKUs coming later on.

Office 2019 is available today for businesses, and consumer SKUs will follow in a few weeks.

Check out Microsoft's support page for added information.

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