If you are using Office 365 in your business or at home, there are a few things you need to keep in mind as the newest edition of the Office application prepares for release later this year (Microsoft has yet to announce the firm release date)
- MS is majorly reeling in the number of supports operating systems. Office 2019 will only carry support for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and macOS. If you are one of the folks out there still running Windows 7 or 8, Office 2019 will not function on your system.
- OneNote is being phased out. You will still get an option to install OneNote 2016. I loved and still love this application for academic purposes; it is the best note taking application I have ever used.
- The support cycle is being reduced from ten years, to five. Another move by Microsoft to push users towards the Office 365 model, by reducing the lifecycle support for the application, buying it outright with only five years of support means you will need to be upgrading at every revision.
Office 2019 is set for release in Q3/Q4 of 2018 – though the firm release date has yet to be set.