Office 2019, due in the second half of calendar 2018, is the successor to Office 2016. The developer said that while the office Suite from Microsoft is available only for business customers.
Microsoft officials are gradually beginning to show the first function and design that will become the basis for Office 2019.
Installation of Office 2019 will be a little different for IT pros as Microsoft isn't providing.MSI installation files for the clients, although it will provide them for Microsoft Office Server products, the FAQ explained.
Microsoft has placed more of an emphasis on Office 365 in recent years, but it still sees perpetual license versions of Office as important for customers who aren't yet ready to move fully to the cloud.
In a blog post on Friday, Microsoft's Jared Spataro announced that the commercial preview of Office 2019 includes a bunch of updated applictions, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio, and OneNote for Windows 10. "The Office apps that are included in Office 365 already have all the features that will be available in the perpetual (volume licensed) version of Office 2019".
Microsoft has unveiled the Office 2019 Commercial Preview, and this is a chance for businesses to try out the latest version of the office suite.
Microsoft has previously stipulated that all perpetual-license Office products will lose connections to Office 365 services starting on October 13, 2020, according to an announcement it made past year in April.
Additionally, for IT administrators, Office 2019 will exclusively take advantage of Click-to-Run, first introduced in Office 2013, for deployment.
Office 2019 also includes new IT value. But while Office 2019 is for Windows 10 only, Microsoft was quick to note that Office 365 will continue to be supported on Windows 7 and 8.1 for as long as those operating systems are supported. This product will receive five years of mainstream support but "approximately" two years extended support.
The truncated seven years of support in Office 2019 is an exception to Microsoft's traditional Fixed Lifecycle Support Policy. Microsoft will evaluate "customer needs and industry trends" before deciding on such releases, it noted.