Microsoft commits to deliver next Office client, servers by second half 2018

Microsoft commits to deliver next Office client, servers by second half 2018

September 26th, 2017
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Virginia, there will be another version of the Microsoft Office perpetual

client, as well as SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business Servers,

all coming in the latter half of 2018.


														
							

Microsoft will offer a public preview version of the next version of the Office client, which will be named Office 2019, by mid-2018, according to a company blog post. Microsoft calls this non-subscription version of Office its “perpetual” client release.

Office 2019 will add features like improved inking (pressure sensitivity, tilt effects, ink replay); new data analysis features like new formulas and charts for Excel; and new visual-animation features like PowerPoint Morph and Zoom. On the server side, Microsoft will be adding more manageability, usability, voice and security features, officials said. Microsoft will provide a more detailed feature list for all of the new releases closer to availability.

Microsoft officials said earlier this week that the company was planning to deliver a new on-premises version of Skype for Business Server in 2018, while starting to migrate Skype for Business Online users to Microsoft Teams.

The features that will be adding to the on-premises versions of Office client and servers are already available or soon will be in the cloud/online versions of the products.

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