Microsoft is starting to preview the features and changes to Office 2019 today. The software maker is making its first Office 2019 preview available to business customers, with features that are typically found in Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription. Office 2019 will include the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook client apps, alongside server versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.
Microsoft is targeting this Windows version of Office 2019 towards businesses that aren’t running Office 365, and the productivity suite will only run on Windows 10. A separate Office 2019 for Mac version will also be available for macOS. “Updates include new and improved inking features across the apps, like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects; more powerful data analysis in Excel, like new formulas, new charts, and Power BI integration; and sophisticated presentation features in PowerPoint, like Morph and Zoom,” explains Microsoft’s Jared Spataro.
Microsoft is planning to release Office 2019 later this year, and most users will be business customers who aren’t subscribed to Office 365. Businesses can sign up to try out Office 2019 right here.
Update, 28th April 12:30PM ET: Article updated to remove mention of ink replay features, as it will not be available in Office 2019.