Microsoft Office 2019 available from 2018
Many announcements have been made regarding the ecosystem of Microsoft products, among which Microsoft’s willingness to continue to develop its on-premise products was clear. Unlike Office 365, Office 2019 will continue to offer a typical installation with a machine licensing system. The Office 2019 Server versions will also be obvious from the part with editions of Exchange 2019, SharePoint 2019 and Skype for Business 2019.
What’s New in Office 2019
As for the new features announced for the Office 2019 suite, we should expect some changes on the user side but also an administrator.
According to our information, Office 2019 should thus include these different novelties:
An improved tactile interface: pressure management (when drawing on OneNote 2019 for example), new effects, the ability to recreate tactile manipulations already performed
New analyses of data and formulas: a novelty especially concerning Excel 2019 which will be enriched with new graphs and formulas
Animations “Morph and Zoom” reviews for PowerPoint 2019
On the administration side, Microsoft intends to rethink and improve the use of the administrator platform to make it more convenient and enjoyable. The Office team has announced the implementation of new security measures to further improve the security of infrastructures.
Microsoft will continue to deploy Office Server
The Redmond firm has understood that not all users and companies are still inclined to switch to a Cloud-first model that Office 365 and Azure would be the basis. Microsoft will, therefore, continue to deploy the standard versions of the MS Office Server suite at a slower pace than before.
As for Skype for Business Server 2019, the version will be well maintained but new developments regarding Skype Enterprise will impact the Office 365 users. Indeed Microsoft has clearly indicated its desire to minimize Skype for business in the Office 365 suite in favor of the new tool Microsoft Teams. The new Teams collaboration platform should, therefore, serve as a cornerstone for the Office 365 suite and assume the functions of Skype for business. Users of the Skype for Business Server IP telephony platform will not be impacted by this new orientation.
Microsoft intends to gradually unveil its Office Server announcements. We are eager to learn more about the new features and new features of the Office 2019 suite, including Exchange Server 2019, to offer you all this once again exclusively. Stay tuned on our blog or our Twitter feed to learn more soon!