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At Ignite, Microsoft’s enterprise technology conference, Microsoft announced that Office 2019 will be released in the second half of 2018 as the standalone non-subscription version of the productivity suite for those who aren’t yet ready for the cloud.
The upcoming version of Office will be packed up with several new improvements and features that empower customers with more flexible user and IT capabilities, including:
• New and enhanced inking features, new formulas and charts to empower data analysis in Excel,
• Improved visual animations in PowerPoint,
• A bunch of server enhancements and updates to IT manageability, usability, voice and security.
It's definitely interesting to see another perpetual license version of Office on deck for release, particularly as Microsoft has put more and more emphasis on its Office 365 service in recent years. "Office 2019 will be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel that they need to keep some or all of their apps and servers on-premises," Microsoft says.
The coming months will reveal much more details about what’s new in Office 2019. And as we move towards a preview release, we can also expect a raft of new features on the IT management front as well as improvements in overall usability and security.
“Office 2019 will be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel that they need to keep some or all of their apps and servers on-premises, and we look forward to sharing more details about the release in the coming months,” Microsoft stated