Microsoft Office 2019 is an office suite from Microsoft in the Microsoft Office series and the direct successor to both Microsoft Office 2016 and Office for Mac 2016. Office 2019 has been available on macOS since September 2018 as a subscription version as part of Office 365 and since September 2018 as both a retail and subscription version for Windows and Mac.
The IA-32 and x64 (AMD64 and Intel 64) versions of Office 2016 for Windows are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, as well as the associated 2012 and 2012 R2 server operating systems and Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. Office 2019 for Mac exists in a 32-bit and, as of Aug. 22, 2018, a 64-bit version and runs on OS X Yosemite as well as OS X El Capitan.
Office 2019 includes the desktop applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. On Windows, Publisher and Access will be added. These applications are provided as a package as part of Office 365. Additionally, Microsoft has released new versions of Visio and Project for Windows as part of the Office launch.
Development on Office 2019 began in 2014, with initial screenshots from an internal test version circulating on the Internet in September 2014. After earlier announcements were revised, development of Office 2016 for Mac was announced in October 2014; this was to align the Windows and OS X versions. A public trial version of Office 2016 for Mac was made available on March 6, 2015. For Windows, a Technical Preview was made available on March 16 and a Public Preview was made available on May 4. On July 9, 2015, the Office 2016 for Mac version was released as part of Office 365, and on September 22, 2015, the final version for Windows and Mac OS was released for purchase. At the same time, Microsoft also released Office Mobile for Windows 10.
On July 4, 2016, Microsoft made a 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac available as part of the Office Insider Program, with a general release on August 22, 2016. The 32-bit version continues to be maintained.
Licenses for Office 2018 for Windows and Mac OS can be purchased at retail and subscribed to as part of Office 365. Educational institutions, as well as students, teachers and faculty, sometimes receive Office Professional Plus 2016 (Windows) or Home & Business 2016 (OS X) for free via Office 365 access through the institution, depending on the institution's contract. In some cases, universities charge a processing fee. Students can check their eligibility to receive Office Professional Plus on a website