Microsoft Office 365 is the 2019 release of the popular Microsoft Office productivity software, and is the official successor to Office 2016. It was commercially released on September 24, 2018 for Windows 10. Some features that are previously available for Office 365 users are available in this version after April 27, 2018, where Microsoft released the Office 2019 commercial preview for Windows 10.
Office 2019 includes a number of key features that were previously available through Office 365. These features include improved inking capabilities, new PowerPoint animation features, including morph and zoom features, and new Excel formulas and charts for data analysis. Office 2019 for Windows requires Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or MacOS Serra. One Note is absent from this suite as it replaces the UWP version of Bundle One Win within Windows 10. One Note 2016 can be installed as an optional feature in the Office 2019 installer. Office 2019 will support five years of traditional support, but only a two-year extension.
In both Office 2013 and 2016, various editions of client apps were available in the traditional installation formats of Click to Run (Microsoft App-V) and Windows Installer. For Office 2019, Microsoft announced that client apps will only have a click-to-run installer, while app servers will have a traditional MSI installer.
- 1 GHz processor
- 2GB RAM
- 3 GB of available disk space; better to have some extra space for temp files
- Screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800
- Windows 7 SP1 or above operating system; Works best on latest operating system according to Microsoft
- The browsers used should be the latest versions or the versions immediately preceding the latest versions
- At least .Net 3.5; preferred 4.5 LCR
- A Microsoft account (that naturally has a OneDrive account attached to it).