When Did Office 2019 for Mac Come Out? and Other Office 2019 Mac Questions

Upgrading your Office suite on your Mac to the latest version is essential for those who rely on Office programs for their work, study, or daily needs.
When Did Office 2019 for Mac Come Out?

Upgrading your Office suite on your Mac to the latest version from Microsoft can be essential for those who rely on Office programs for their work, study, or simply their daily needs.

That makes the announcement of Office 2019 all the more exciting for Office users who are also Mac users. However, Microsoft has been very secretive about releasing the next edition of Office.

To make sure you get the latest version of Office for your Mac at the best price, go to SoftwareKeep.com. Read more below to learn more about Office 2019 and what it will look like on Mac.

Will Office 2019 be available for Mac?

First and foremost, though little has been announced about Office 2019, one definitive thing is known: it will be available for both PC and for Mac.

This is certain partly because of the historical availability of most versions of Office (Office 2013 excepted), and also the ability of Mac users to sign up for Office 365, which guarantees free upgrades for all future Office editions.

When will Office 2019 be available for Mac?

There is no definitive date for the new Office 2019 release, either for PC or for Mac. Microsoft has said that preview versions of the programs will be available in the second quarter of the year (sometime in spring or early summer), and that the full suite will be available in the second half of the year.

It is likely, though, that Microsoft will follow a similar timeline to the Office 2016 release which saw the suite released for Mac in July 2015, three months earlier than the PC versions. So, expect to see more about the Office 2019 Mac full version by midsummer.

What programs will be included?

Once again, little is certain in this area, other than that the core programs of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook will all be available. There has been no announcement otherwise, so it can be assumed that Publisher and Access will continue to be available only for the PC versions of Office 2019.

Microsoft has revealed some of the core programs' feature upgrades, including new formulas and charts for Excel, new Zoom and Morph animations in PowerPoint, and an improved inking feature in Word that allows for pressure sensitivity and tilt with the stylus.

Other programs such as Skype for Business, Exchange, and SharePoint have been mentioned in Microsoft communications, so expect those programs as well in some versions.

How much will it cost?

No definitive cost has been released, but we can assume it will cost somewhat more than current Office 2016 for Mac editions. These are mostly slightly north of $100, so expect a modest outlay for Office 2019. As always, SoftwareKeep will have a discount on all the new Office 2019 editions, making the cost a little easier to shoulder.

For those interested in paying less upfront and getting extra benefits, a subscription to Office 365 will guarantee a free upgrade to Office 2019 (and any future Office editions), along with providing 1 TB of cloud space. Among the most popular versions of Office 365 for individual users are:

  • Personal—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook core programs for one user.

  • Home—The same programs as Personal, but for up to 5 users on 5 devices, including computers (PC or Mac), tablets, and phones.

  • Business—The same as Home, but with a business focus.

  • Business Essentials—An online suite of programs designed for business communication.

  • Business Premium—All the programs of Business and Business Essentials.

There are many more editions available for instant download for home use or for business. Find them all at SoftwareKeep.

How can I download and install it?

There are two main ways to get Office 2019: either through a traditional, perpetual version that can come in either disk or download form, or through an automatic upgrade with an Office 365 subscription.

While the exact requirements for downloading and installing Office 2019 have not been released, with Office 2019, Microsoft will likely follow similar instructions to those already used for Office 2016 and Office 365 downloads and installations.

Those instructions include these system requirements:

  • Intel process

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 6 GB free disk space

  • HFS+ hard disk format

  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution

  • OS X 10.10 or later operating system

  • A Microsoft account

  • Internet access

If your Mac has all of the above specifications, you can proceed to the download and install instructions, which include:

  1. Find your product key, a 25-digit code, and then sign into your Microsoft account at www.office.com/setup to be able to access your Office suite.

  2. Go to www.office.com and sign in if you are not already. Make sure it is the same account the Office suite is registered under

  3. On the home page go to Install Office and then Install. The download for your Office suite should begin automatically.

  4. Open the Finder window and go to Downloads. Open the Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg file.

  5. Go through the prompts to setup and install Office.

  6. Sign in with your login and password to confirm the installation.

  7. Exit the installer and use Lauchpad to find your new Office programs.

  8. Open Word or any other Office program and click on Get Started to complete authorization.

Once again, these steps may be slightly different with the new Office 2019 editions for Mac, but they will likely be very similar. Use this as a handy guide until 2019-specific guides are available.

Get Office 2019 for Mac at SoftwareKeep

No matter which version of Office 2019 for Mac you are interested in, the best place to find it is SoftwareKeep.com, where we have the guaranteed lowest prices anywhere online on all our software.

We will have every version of Office 2019 as soon as Microsoft releases it, and we can get it downloaded to you instantly. If you have questions about different versions or how to download or install, our 24/7 customer service experts will guide you through the process.