Microsoft took advantage of its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, September 25-29, 2017 to provide more details on the next edition of its Office 2019 office suite. The US technology company has revealed that its software should integrate several interesting features that will probably delight business users who spend a lot of time on Excel and PowerPoint.
According to the information reported by the Windows editor, Microsoft Office 2019 should be formalized from next year, probably during the second half of 2018. It is also expected that pre-emptions will be made available to testers during First 6 months of 2018. Office 2019 should include updates to facilitate the use of management tools, voice and security.
There should be no surprises regarding the application pack that comes with Office 2019. Users should have no trouble finding their favorite applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and others).
Unlike Office 365, which provides access to the latest Office applications and updates as they become available through the cloud, the Office 2019 Office Suite will be primarily intended for customers who do not have permanent Internet access or are not ready to migrate to Microsoft’s cloud solution.
Licenses allowing a more or less limited use of the applications composing the future Microsoft office suite should be offered to users instead of the subscription system used with Office 365. It would seem, moreover, that certain options, such as those proposed by PowerPoint Designer will only work with the subscription version of Office. These features are currently only available on the cloud version of the Microsoft office suite.
The Redmond company has discussed new inking tools that should allow users to work more naturally and the addition of new animations, such as Morph and Zoom, which should complete the presentations made with PowerPoint. The addition of “new formulas and charts that will make data analysis more powerful on Excel” would be another important element that should benefit this new version. Improvements in title and highlighting effects to facilitate the use of a stylus have also been cited.