In the start of this year, Microsoft officially announced some changes required in MS-Office. The perpetual products of this suite will no longer be able to connect to Office 365 services from 2020. However, while Office 2016 may not work properly, there is another perpetual product on the way, Office 2019.
The company did not go into details about the new features and improvements we will see in the product but did confirm that Office 2019 will be available to the public in the fall of next year, with a preview available for Insiders users in the spring.Some people may find it a bit surprising that Microsoft is offering a new Office product.
Many have speculated that the future is in Office 365, so the company will eventually eliminate the year number of the office suite name. But apparently not, and there will be at least one more perpetual version of the Office license that can be purchased.
In fact, with updates coming through Office 365 as a service, it is unclear how this will affect the new features that are being made available to existing products.
Fortunately, we will soon hear more of Office 2019, as there is likely to be an exclusive event to be shown.