Microsoft debuts Office 2019 as a Preview for business customers

Laurent Giret

In addition to revealing the Windows 10 April 2018 release date, Microsoft also announced this morning that Office 2019 Preview is now available for business customers. This first preview release includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio and OneNote, and all these apps will only run on Windows 10.

“Office 2019 delivers new features to help end users create amazing content in less time. Updates include new and improved inking features across the apps, like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, tilt effects, and ink replay; 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. These features are already included in Office 365 ProPlus but are not available in Office 2016,” explained Jared Spataro, General Manager for Office.

In the coming months, Microsoft also plans to release preview versions of Office 2019 for Mac, Exchange 2019, SharePoint 2019, Project Server 2019, and Skype for Business 2019. Office 2019 will be released in the second half of 2018, and organizations interested in joining the Office 2019 Commercial Preview Program can learn all the details on this page.