This week, Microsoft held its well-known Ignite conference, when the company made us one of the biggest surprises we could expect. The conference stood out thanks to a special announcement. Microsoft will be releasing the next Office version as soon as next year. Office 2019 has a lot of exclusive features, and entirely new versions for PowerPoint and Excel.
The first major Office update in three years
Around the middle of 2018, Office 2019 should be here. If you don’t have a subscription to Office 365, or just hate the constant updates you receive with it, then the new Office is for you. The new version will bring a lot of improvements, such as entirely new versions of the tools, or special features. Among the most popular new features, there’s inking, which lets you draw over different documents.
This big update comes after three years. The last one was Office 2016, which got released in September 2015. Therefore, the release is pretty big, and it needed a special announcement. It’s also important since it means quite a lot for the intensive Office users.
Microsoft wanted to make Office useful for everybody
As mentioned above, inking is one of the main updates brought by Office 2019. This is a useful feature for people who review documents, as it’s easier for them to mark the spots where they intervened. Another thing worth mentioning are the new PowerPoint animations, which will now make presentations more interactive and fun.
However, this update is special not only for regular users. People from the IT industry can now enjoy the Office benefits better, as it will come with better security features. The developers changed it to be useful for a broader category of people, and improve their work experience.
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