Microsoft recently announced the next perpetual release of Office – Office 2019.
This release, which is scheduled for mid-late 2018, will include perpetual versions of the Office apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business).
Office 2019 will add new user and IT capabilities for clients that aren’t yet ready for fully cloud-based solutions. New features will include better data analysis in Excel, inking features in for drawing and design, additional animations for PowerPoint and improved IT manageability, usability, voice, and security.
Office 2019 will be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel they need to keep some or all apps and servers on-premises.