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Office 2019 gets preview version; see how to test Word, Excel and more | Productivity

Microsoft announced the start of the Office 2019 testing program, with renewals for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other office kit programs. For the first time, the PC app package will only be compatible with Windows 10, with no support for previous versions. Among the new functions are better compatibility with electronic pen and more formulas for spreadsheets.

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Office 2019 will have more functions for electronic pen Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftOffice 2019 will have more functions for electronic pen Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Office 2019 will have more functions for electronic pen Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Want to enjoy all the news from Office 2019? You can buy and download now from the official Microsoft store!

Office 2019 will improve the usage experience on devices connected to a writing system, such as tablets and hybrid notebooks. The programs in the package will offer quick access to pen functions in a floating shortcut, better pressure sensitivity and replay of drawings.

Excel, on the other hand, promises to be smarter and more useful for Office users at work. The promise that the application gains in-depth data analysis capability, integrated with the Power BI corporate tool. The Windows spreadsheet processor will still have new formulas and graphics. PowerPoint should release the Morph and Zoom features for presentations.

Microsoft promises smarter Excel in Office 2019 Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftMicrosoft promises smarter Excel in Office 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Microsoft promises smarter Excel in Office 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

The new Office is mainly aimed at those who do not pay for Office 365, subscription version with all these functions added, over time. In the monthly modality, new resources are received in constant updates. The trend is that Office 2019, sold under the traditional licensing method, will become a news aggregator.

In addition to the three main office programs, Office covers apps like Outlook, SharePoint and Skype for Business. Microsoft promises to launch the Office 2019 Preview soon for Mac as well. See how to get started, right now, in the tutorial below.

How to test Office 2019

Step 1. To test Office 2019 I need to become a member of the Microsoft Collaborate program. To do this, go to the program page (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/directory) and log in with a Microsoft account. A form will be displayed to fill in your information. After completing, check the dialog box to accept the terms of use and click Next;

Fill out the Microsoft Collaborate form to access the Office 2019 package test Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesFill out the Microsoft Collaborate form to access the Office 2019 package test Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Fill out the Microsoft Collaborate form to access the Office 2019 package test Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. When entering the program, click on the item Engagements in the main panel;

See the list of contracts available to test Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSee the list of contracts available to test Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

See the list of contracts available to test Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Select Office 2019 Commercial Preview from the list;

Select the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSelect the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Select the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. Check the box to accept the terms of use and click Join;

Enter the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesEnter the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Enter the Office 2019 testing program Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. On the next screen, select Show Packages;

Access the list of available downloads for Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the list of available downloads for Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the list of available downloads for Office 2019 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 6. In the list, go to Office Deployment Tool;

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Access the Office 2019 installation tool Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 7. The download button is on the right. Click on it to start the download.

Download Office 2019 in experimental version for PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesDownload Office 2019 in experimental version for PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Download Office 2019 in experimental version for PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Ready. Take advantage of the tips and get to know the functions of the Office 2019 package before launching.

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