In October 2018, Office 2019 officially announced commercial support at the Microsoft Tech Summit in Shanghai.
So, Microsoft China announced the official launch of Office 2019 for consumers and small businesses, including Office Home and Student Edition 2019 and Office Small Business Edition 2019.
The new version is fully updated on the basis of Office 2016. It supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. New ink tools, data types, functions, translation and editing tools, support for 3D models, smooth transitions, and full updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, greatly enhance the convenience, comfort, and smoothness of the Office experience.
Microsoft said cloud-based Office 365 delivers a productive and secure Office experience at a lower deployment and management cost. But for users who are not ready to use cloud services, Office 2019 based on Windows 10 local deployment incorporates some of the non-cloud features of Office 365, providing users and IT experts with new features and updates.
Zhang Yongli, vice president of Microsoft Greater China and head of the Consumer and Equipment Division, said: “Modern work presents a high degree of diversity and complexity, and the habits of Office users have undergone many changes. As Microsoft’s three years of hard work, Office 2019 brings together some of the new features of Office 365 that don’t require Microsoft Smart Cloud support. It really fits the user’s current and potential work needs, and hopes that this product will become a powerful office assistant for users.”
In order to make it easier and more convenient for consumers to use Office 2019, Microsoft China has long-term cooperation with many OEM partners including Dell, Asus, Huawei, HP, Lenovo, Tongfang, Xiaomi, etc., pre-installing Office Home in consumer PC devices. And the student version 2019, makes the consumer ready to use.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s core product, with annual subscription, support for cloud services, and for Windows PC/Mac, tablet and mobile phone, supporting up to 6 users. It is updated free of charge every month and offers 1TB of OneDrian ve cloud storage for small business subscriptions.
Office Home and Student Edition 2019 is an offline version that includes the most commonly used Word, Excel and PPT applications, with no additional services.