Microsoft shared an Office 2019 for Mac preview last month. Now the company has announced that all the updates that come with the new software will be heading to Office 365 subscribers as long as they are running macOS Sierra or later.
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Detailed in a blog post, Microsoft said that to receive the latest features that come along with Office 365/Office 2019 for Mac next month, users will need to be running at least macOS Sierra 10.12.
As of the Office 365 for Mac September 2018 update, macOS 10.12 or later is required to update to the new version of the Office client apps for Mac and receive new feature updates.
The updates are scheduled to release next month for Office 365 subscribers. Microsoft has yet to announce when it will release Office 2019 for Mac other than in the “second half of 2018.”
New features coming to the latest Office revision include a new focus mode, morph transitions, new admin tools, and more. Microsoft says that users on macOS 10.11 or earlier will still be supported, but won’t gain the new updates. No word yet if a purchased copy of Office 2019 for Mac will be able to run on macOS versions prior to 10.12.
For individuals, Office 365 subscriptions starts from $7/month or $70/year. For reference, owning a copy of Microsoft Office starts at $150.