New Features of Office 2019
Microsoft is starting to unveil its latest masterpiece–Office 2019 slowly. Before this, people in the technology sphere have been abuzz with the features that Office 2019 will bring to the table. Now that their giving previews of its features, the mystery is slowly being lifted. But when will it be released? What can we expect? What’s going to be different? These and so many more questions hound us, and we can’t wait to see Office 2019 unraveled. Here is everything you need to know about the new features of Office 2019.
Sign up for Office 2019 Commercial Preview
Commercial, volume-licensed customers can get a preview of Office 2019 just before the official launch. This is all due to Microsoft’s Commercial Preview Program. Under this program, businesses that are registered with Microsoft Collaborate can get an early version of Office 2019 before its official release.
Note: You can now sign up for Office 2019 Commercial Preview via the link given at the end of this post.
How Office 2019 Differs from Office 365
There are many features in Office 2019 that are quite similar to Office 365, based on the teased features. To avoid the confusion, though, it’s best to think about this: Unlike Office 365, Office 2019 is a one-time purchase application and you don’t receive updates regularly as you buy it. While you can still get regularly updated security and quality features, most of its core functions are as is. Meanwhile, Office 365 is a subscription-based service and is powered by Microsoft Cloud. Its functionality is regularly updated and have more collaborative features.
Office 2019 is more like Microsoft’s move to cater to those who really don’t want to make that shift to the cloud and use Office 365. You will also need to run Windows 10 in your operating system to be able to use Office 2019.
What is New with Office 2019?
1. Advanced presentation features. Office 2019 will unroll more powerful and more advanced features for PowerPoint. This includes the capability for users to create more sophisticated and more dynamic presentations like enhanced Morph and Zoom features. These features are already included in Office 365 ProPlus, but aren’t available for those using Office 2016.
2. Improved inking. Users of Microsoft Surface devices will enjoy the features of Office 2019. There will be new inking capabilities across all its apps. This includes tilt effects that adjust the digital pen’s thickness, sensitivity on the angle of the pen, pressure sensitivity, and many more. There will also be a roaming pencil case that makes it easy for users to store and organize their favorite pens, pencils, highlighters and brushes as they roam across different kinds of Surface devices.
3. More robust data analysis. Excel still reigns when it comes to data management and analysis despite the advent of newer spreadsheet applications. Office 2019 plans to take this up a notch with even more powerful features. These include new charts, such as funnel charts and 2D maps. You can also publish your Excel spreadsheets in Microsoft’s business analytics service, Power BI. It will also roll our enhancements in its PowerQuery and PowerPivot features.
4. Smarter Email. Outlook users can also enjoy Office 2019 because of its new and improved email management system. Contact cards will be updated, there will be Office 365 groups, and @mentions capabilities. Users will also find a more focused inbox as well as travel package cards that will make it easier to be productive and connected using Outlook.
Clearly, with these and more features, there are so many things to be excited about with the upcoming release of Office 2019.
You can sign up for the Office 2019 Commercial Preview via the link below.