Microsoft has just announced the overall accessibility to the Office 2019 productivity suite for both Windows and Mac.
The new version includes all the improvements that Microsoft has made to Office 365 ProPlus within the last three years, and despite Office 2019 coming with the updates, the software giant still encourages people to change to its subscription-based service.
What’s vital that you know is that Office 2019 is flagged like a one-time release, which means that no new feature updates would be added. The present feature lineup is the one you’ll stick to before the next major release, and this is a primary reason Office 365 makes more sense.
Microsoft constantly rolls out updates for Office 365, and new features are being added regularly, so customers thinking about such improvements should change to the subscription-based offering.
Office 2019 is available today for commercial volume license customers, while all customers, consumers, and commercial partners can get it in the next few weeks.
“Not the last version”
Regardless of the increased focus on Office 365, Microsoft says that it’ll still purchase on-premises Office, along with a successor towards the version launched today is already planned.
“Office 2019 is really a valuable update for purchasers who aren’t yet ready for that cloud. And each time we to produce new on-premises form of Office, customers ask us if this is going to be our last. We’re very happy to make sure we’re dedicated to another on-premises release later on,” the organization explains.
“While the cloud offers real benefits in productivity, security, and total cost of ownership, we notice that each customer reaches a different point in their adoption of cloud services. We have seen the on-premises form of Office as an important a part of our resolve for give customers the flexibility they have to proceed to the cloud at their own pace.”