Today during Ignite 2019 conference that Microsoft holds in Orlando, Florida, the Redmond software giant announced a new mobile app for Android and iOS, simply called Office. A preview version of this brand new app is already available.
If you are Microsoft Office user, you may already know that the popular app suite supports the dark theme starting in Office 2010. Today, the company is rolling out the same feature to Outlook for iOS and Android, as well as Office.com.
Microsoft is going to change app icons for their Office suite. A new post on Microsoft Design on Medium reveals some new icons, which will be the first update of icons in five years.
As promised Microsoft has officially announced the availability of the final version its Office 2019 release for Windows and Mac users. After producing a preview version in the first half of this year, the product has been finalized and is being made available first to enterprise customers with consumer editions available soon after. As is the tradition, Office 2019 includes updated versions of apps from the suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher. Notably absent is OneNote which has been moved from Office to Windows 10.
The Redmond software giant is ending support for two of its most popular products ever - Windows 7 and Office 2010. Both can be considered classic software and they are widely used by users all over the world. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will terminate support for Windows 7. On October 13, 2020, Office 2010 will stop receiving updates as well.
If you are a fan of the classic Snipping Tool app, here is bad news for you. Starting with Windows version 1809, Microsoft may remove the app in favor of a modern snipping experience. It won't happen right now or tomorrow, but it will definitely happen.
Microsoft has announced Office 2019 Commercial Preview, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio and OneNote for Windows 10. The Redmond software giant is also about to release preview versions of Office 2019 for Mac, Exchange 2019, SharePoint 2019, Project Server 2019, and Skype for Business 2019 soon. Office 2019 targets enterprise customers which are not ready for cloud solutions like Office 365.
With the release of Office 2019 later this year, Microsoft will kill its desktop OneNote app. As you may know, there are desktop and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) versions available, but OneNote for Windows 10 (the Store app) will survive.
A new build of Microsoft Office is out for participants of the Office Insider program. The released build is 9226. It includes a number of new features for Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook. Here is the change log.
Microsoft is testing the ability to use voice dictation to create Word documents, notes, emails and PowerPoint presentations on Windows. The appropriate ability became available recently to Office Insiders.