In July Microsoft announced the Office 2019 for Mac Preview. Now the company confirmed in a blog post that the new features coming along with the new software will be available to Office 365 subscribers who are running macOS Sierra or higher.
New features of the Office 2019 for Mac include the focus mode in Word; Morph transitions, in-click sequence, and 4k video export in PowerPoint; new charts and functions in Excel; and focused inbox in Outlook, and more. This office suite is kept for the individuals and organizations who have no plan to move to the cloud.
Updating to the new Office 365 for Mac September 2018 requires your Mac to run macOS 10.12 or later, and then you will be able to use the new version of Office client apps for Mac and receive new feature updates. Users who do not update to macOS 10.12 or later before the September update will still receive mainstream support and will be able to continue using their current version of Office 365 for Mac.
“As part of the upcoming September 2018 update, Office 365 for Mac users on macOS 10.12 or later will receive an update from the Office 2016 for Mac client to Office 2019 for Mac in order to maintain access to new feature releases and updates. Office 365 customers remaining on older macOS versions with Office 2016 for Mac will receive mainstream support, but not new Office 365 features,”adds the blog.
The new Office 365 for Mac is scheduled to release next month, and the subscriptions start from $7/month or $70/year. Microsoft did not announced the release date of Office 2019 for Mac, only revealing that it will be ready in the second half of 2018, and it is still not clear whether it is compatible with previous versions of macOS.