Introducing Office 2019: Microsoft recently announced their intention to release a new version of their Office software package. Dubbed “Office 2019”, it will be made available as soon as the middle of 2018.
This particular package aims at office users who want a powerful package of the latest and greatest office suite tools, but don’t necessarily care for the ever-updating subscription service system of Office 365, and/or don’t want their apps and services in the cloud.
The new version will include their standard app line of Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, along with server versions of SharePoint, Skype for Business and Microsoft Exchange.
The last time Microsoft came out with a new office suite of tools was back in late 2015 with their Office 2016 version, so companies should expect a significant amount of new features and enhancements.
New Security Features
With the recent revelation from both Experian and Yahoo! of their serious data breaches, it comes as no surprise that security and data safety is always on the minds of both users and technology companies. With this in mind, Microsoft promises their new Office 2019 will have server enhancements in the areas of security, IT manageability and usability.
More and more, a variety of documents require increasing collaboration between team members. In light of this, Microsoft added features to streamline these types of processes. One such feature, inking, promises to make it easier for team members to highlight changes made by hand. In addition, when performing such tasks on mobile devices, they should note more ease of use features like pressure sensitivity and tilt effects.
Microsoft also plans to add more formulas and charts to Excel, improving the ability to analyze data, and PowerPoint will be getting some new animation features.
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