Over at Ignite, Microsoft has introduced that Office 2019 will be launched next year, the standalone non-subscription model of the productiveness suite for many who don’t but wish to decide to the cloud (i.e. Office 365).
Office 2019 will embrace new (what Microsoft describes as ‘perpetual’) variations of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, together with Outlook, plus server variations of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business (though the latter is quickly to be rolled into Microsoft Teams).
There’s not a lot element on the brand new 2019 spins of those apps simply but, however Microsoft did say to anticipate higher inking options – akin to tilt results and strain sensitivity – together with new formulae and charts for Excel. PowerPoint will get nifty animation options akin to Morph and Zoom.
You may also anticipate a raft of latest options on the IT administration entrance, in addition to enhancements in total usability and safety, and voice options.
Preview variations of those new Office apps are anticipated to grow to be accessible in the midst of next year, with the total launch of Office 2019 slated for the second half of 2018.
Outside the cloud
This is one thing of a shock given Microsoft’s deal with the cloud (with the well-known cloud-first mantra) and the truth that it’s pushing onerous with Office 365, nevertheless it appears the corporate continues to be prepared to consider the wants of conventional Office clients who don’t wish to transfer on-line.
In a weblog put up, Microsoft said: “Office 2019 will be a helpful improve for purchasers who really feel that they should hold some or all of their apps and servers on-premises, and we look ahead to sharing extra particulars in regards to the launch within the coming months.”