Office 2019 for Mac now available for commercial preview

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Office 2019 for Mac

Just two months after rolling out commercial preview of Office 2019 for Windows, Microsoft has announced the same for Mac. Office 2019 for Mac includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Microsoft said that Office 2019 is next perpetual release of Office, which means that it won’t need an Office 365 subscription. It will include updates over Office 2016 and other versions of Office.

What’s new in Office 2019 for Mac?

To improve the user experience and content creation in less time, the updated Office 2019 version includes several new features. These include a focus mode in Word, Word Translator, a roaming pencil case, customizable Office ribbons, and accessibility improvements.

Excel with Office 2019 will enable users to perform better data analysis using funnel charts and 2D maps, and new functions like CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, IFS, and SWITCH.

The updated PowerPoint will allow users to create more impactful content. The new features in PowerPoint include morph transition feature, insert and manage icons, SVG and 3D models, 4K video export, and play in-click sequence.

Outlook users will be able to manage emails more efficiently using the new features like focused inbox, travel and delivery summary cards, email templates, schedule delivery of emails.

Additionally, there are new feature for IT to simplify the deployment and management, new command-line tools to centrally control the updates, as well as support for MDM policies.

The customers who are already using Office 365 ProPlus will have access to latest features without any further subscription. The Office 365 ProPlus provides continuous innovation powered by cloud for increased productivity, better security and lower TCO.

Also read: Microsoft announces SharePoint Server 2019 and Multi-Geo capabilities for SharePoint

The tech giant said that Office 2019 is a good fit for the customers who are yet not ready to move to cloud. The volume licensed customers can try out the Office 2019 for Mac, prior to the general availability in the second half of 2018.

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