Microsoft is today releasing its new iteration of Office, Office 2019, for Mac today. The main focus on the new version is solely tailored towards users and businesses that haven’t switched to the Office 365 subscription service.

As reported by The Verge, the new version is essentially everything Office 365 has been offering over the past several years, packaged in a new version that’s available for a one-time fee. Office 2019 will include updates to Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Outlook, and the rest of the Office suite of applications.

Office 2019 will include a roaming pencil case and ribbon customizations across all Office apps. Microsoft is also bringing focus mode to Word, alongside a new translator, and accessibility improvements. Morph transitions, SVG and 3D model support, play in-click sequence, and 4k video export are all coming to PowerPoint.

For businesses, Exchange, Skype, SharePoint, and Project Server 2019 will be released in the coming weeks. Office 2019 will be available to commercial volume licenses today, with a general consumer and business customer release in the coming weeks. Microsoft has yet to set a date for those customers.


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