Everything You Need To Know About Office 2019

Microsoft has now released Office 2019 with a Home & Student version and a Home & Business version.

System Requirements


The biggest surprise is that Microsoft has chosen to only support Windows 10. No versions of Windows 7 or 8 will be compatible with Office 2019.


Microsoft has stated that they will only provide support for the three most recent versions of macOS which are currently 10.14, 10.13, and 10.12.  If you are using Office 2019 on macOS 10.12 when 10.15 is released, the software will continue to work as normal but you will no longer receive any software updates.  Microsoft had this to say about it:

“To provide you with the best experience, Office for Mac is changing to support Apple’s three most recent versions of macOS. With the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, Office 365 for Mac and Office 2019 for Mac will support macOS 10.14, 10.13, and 10.12. Moving forward, as new major versions of macOS are made generally available, Microsoft will drop support for the oldest version and support the newest and previous two versions of macOS. For example, when the next major version of macOS is released, Office for Mac will support the newest version as well as 10.14 and 10.13 while macOS 10.12 would no longer be supported.”

New Features


Excel 2019 adds powerful new data analysis features, including new formulas and charts and enhancements to PowerPivot.

Office 2019 Excel


In PowerPoint 2019, you can create cinematic presentations with new features like Morph and Zoom. And improved inking features across the apps in Windows—like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects—allow you to naturally create documents.

Office 2019 PowerPoint


Outlook users will be pleased to know that there are plenty of new features in Office 2019 to take the hassle out of email management.

  • Updated contact cards
  • Office 365 Groups
  • @mentions
  • Focused inbox
  • Travel package cards

Microsoft is hopeful that these additions will help users manage their email far more efficiently and effectively.