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Office 2019 System Requirements For Windows 10 (Preview and BETA)

Office 2019 System Requirements

Before we talk about the Office 2019 System Requirements, let me first clarify what you get with this release.

Office 2019 is now available on a preview for commercial customers for both Windows and Mac. We do not have a lot of information available on the release dates yet since we are still away from the final release of the product. We expect the version to debut sometime in the latter half of 2018, subject to change. So, how does it differ from a traditional O365 subscription? Well, if you are an existing Office 365 ProPlus customer, you should already be on the latest version of the Office build. Office 2019, on the other hand, is a one-time purchase which gives you access to the 32-bit & 64-bit Windows desktop applications. So, in essence, Office 2019 is a perpetual upgrade to Office 2016.

This release of Office 2019 is ideal for disconnected PCs and Laptops which are not connected to the internet or are installed in a corporate environment.

With the Office 2019 release, you get the following:

  • Word 2019
  • Excel 2019
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • Outlook 2019
  • OneNote 2019
  • Publisher 2019
  • Access 2019
  • Project Professional 2019 and
  • Visio 2019

Note: Commercial Previews are for Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Customers only!

On the server side, we expect Microsoft to release the following:

  • Exchange Server 2019
  • SharePoint Server 2019
  • Project Server 2019 with SharePoint 2019 as a prerequisite
  • Skype for Business Server

Office 2019 System Requirements

At the time of writing this post, we do not have much information on specific details. So, we will keep this post as a placeholder, before we get concrete official information on the Microsoft Website.

What we heard is that neither Windows 7 or 8.1 are supported. The rumor is that Office 2019 will only be expected to run on Windows 10. The following Windows 10 editions are expected to run Office 2019.

With a onetime purchase, you will get security and stability updates, plus bug fixes. What you do not receive is feature upgrades. You can visit the official Microsoft Office Blog for more updates regarding this release.

For regular automatic feature updates, we recommend going with the subscription-based O365 subscription. For an overview, see below:

Office 365 – An Overview

Microsoft offers you ten different alternatives when it comes to Office 365. If you are confused about what Office 365 all about, it is a cloud-based office product that caters to the online usage of the service. It also gives you a subscription-based licensing for Office products installed on your client PCs.

You have access to the following ten options you can opt for –


Enterprise E3

Business premium

Office 365 Message Encryption Yes No
Data Governance No Yes
Archiving Yes Yes
Auto expand archival Yes No
Manual retention/deletion policies Yes No
Data Loss Prevention Yes No
Number of users Unlimited Max 300
OneDrive Storage Unlimited 1 TB
Email Storage Unlimited  50 GB
Custom templates, including departmental templates Yes No
In-place Hold and Litigation Hold Yes No
eDiscovery Online/SharePoint online Yes No


We hope you get some idea about what to expect with the next release of Office 2019. Once we have more information, we will update our post with more detailed information. Comments and suggestions are welcome in the comment section below. Thanks for visiting!

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