Microsoft Office 2019 is now available, and Office 2016 is now discontinued.
Office 2019 compatibility:
If you are still running Windows 7 or 8 workstations, you will not be able to run Office 2019 until the workstation is upgraded to Windows 10.
For Servers, Office 2019 is only compatible with Windows Server 2019.
Apps Included in Office 2019:
OneNote will no longer be available. It has been replaced by OneNote for Windows 10. All other Apps included in each plan will be staying the same on Office 2019 (Standard, Professional, Professional Plus, etc.).
There is a 10% – 15% increase in price for Office 2019 from Office 2016 depending on which product you are purchasing. The pricing for Office 365 products has stayed the same. Office 365 is a subscription based service from Microsoft for delivering the Microsoft Office apps and other services.
Office 2016 Availability:
If your business is required to run Office 2016 for compatibility purposes with 3rd part software or other reasons, there are a few options available going forward.
- Purchasing Office 2016 License Packs immediately (while supplies last). These license packs ($229) are single use licensing for Office 2016. These License Packs will no longer be available past November 1, 2018. If you purchase them now, we can load them on any future PC purchases. Office 2016 will be supported through 2025.
- Office 2019 Open Licenses include downgrade rights to Office 2016.
If you have any additional questions about licensing, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.