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  • Office 2019 Launched for Windows and Mac OS

    As of Tuesday 9/24, Microsoft launched Office 2019 for both Windows and MacOs and giving its most valued customers, volume licenses, first dibs at the application suite.

    Office 2019

    Also Microsoft did select a successor to Office 2019. This ended speculation that this release would be the last outside of a subscription.

    Office 2019 will roll out to others, including commercial and consumer customers who buy one-off copies rather than in bulk, over the next several weeks, Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s marketing executive for Windows and Office, said in a post to a company blog.

    Microsoft classifies software by how it is paid for, discriminating between a license bought outright from one that is “rented” because payment is made over time, as in a subscription.

    Office 2019 is the perpetual license form of the suite, called that because it’s purchased with a single, up-front fee that in turn gives the buyer the right to use the software in perpetuity. The license has no expiration date and users may run the software as long as they’d like.

    The flip side of the coin, Office 365 ProPlus, is the same set of applications (which differ depending on whether they run on Windows or macOS) delivered as part of an Office 365 subscription. Customers may run ProPlus only as long as they continue to make monthly or yearly payments for the subscription.

    Spataro made sure that he spelled out the differences between the two. “Office 2019 is the next on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher,” Spataro said, then tagged ProPlus as “the cloud-connected version.”

    Interestingly enough, Spataro knocked 2019 in favor of its rival, Office 365 Pro Plus. Indicating it delivers the most productive and, secure Office experience with the lowest total cost of ownership for deployment and management.

    Regardless of the disparagement, Microsoft will continue to offer on-premises editions of its application suite, Spataro indicated.

    Microsoft will support Office 2019 for seven years, not the historical 10. The suite’s support will expire Oct. 14, 2025, the same day Office 2016 gets its retirement papers.

    For more information on Office 365 or Office 2019 please email us at [email protected] or visit www.messageops.com

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