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Microsoft Rolls Out Office 2019 Preview for Mac Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac Preview is ready for commercial customers.

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MICROSOFT has announced the commercial preview of Office 2019 for Mac – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Office 2019 for Mac is the next update to Office on Mac and is set to ship alongside Office 2019 for Windows in the second half of 2018.

Office 2019 competes directly with Apple’s own Pages, Sheets and Keynote that come along with MacOS on Apple iMacs and MacBooks.

According to Microsoft’s new blog post Office 365, ProPlus delivers the most productive and most secure Office experience – with the lowest TCO for deployment and management.

Microsoft is offering Office 2019 for Mac to customers who aren’t yet ready to move to the cloud. Although Office 2019 for Mac provides an update to the perpetual apps with new features for both end users and IT.

2D Maps on Excel

Focus Mode on Word.

Office 2019 for Mac comes with new features like a roaming pencil case and ribbon customizations across Office apps; focus mode in Word; Morph transitions, in-click sequence, and 4k video export in PowerPoint; new charts and functions in Excel; and focused inbox in Outlook.

These features are also included in Office 365 ProPlus but are not available in Office for Mac 2016. Office 2019 for Mac also includes features for IT like the Command-line tools that allow IT admins to centrally control how and when Office updates are applied to users’ devices.

Office 2019 for Mac can be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel they need to keep some or all of their apps on-premises.

You can join Office 2019 for Mac preview, here.

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