Posted by: kurtsh | October 13, 2018

RELEASE: Office 2019 General Availability (perpetual licensed version)

imageMicrosoft announced the next version of the perpetual licensed version of Office at Ignite last month as being generally available to Commercial customers. For customers that aren’t ready for the cloud, Office 2019 provides updates to the on-premises apps with new features for end userd and IT professionals.

The Office 2019 GA for Commercial customers includes these products:

  • Office Professional Plus 2019
  • Office Standard 2019
  • Office Standard 2019 for Mac
  • Visio Professional 2019
  • Visio Standard 2019
  • Project Professional 2019
  • Project Standard 2019


  • General Availability: September 24, 2018
  • RTM build for volume license: 16.0.10336.20044
  • RTM build for Mac volume license: 16.17 (18090901)
  • Office 2019 will initially be available to customers with Enterprise Agreements through the Volume License Service Center. Other channels such as Visual Studio Subscriptions, Imagine, MPN, MAPS and VLSC for non-Enterprise Agreement customers will become available over the next two weeks.

As of October 2nd, consumer customers can also now purchase Office 2019 from Microsoft and other retailers.

System Requirements

The minimum Windows system requirement is Windows 10

The minimum MacOS requirement is 10.12

For more specific details on the system requirements for both see Office System Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Office 2019 Commercial for Windows and Mac Frequently Asked Questions is available to answer questions related to Office 2019 vs Office 365 ProPlus.


A large amount of information is being published on and to support this release. Key articles are the following:


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