Leaked! Office 2019 consumer release date and prices


Officially, Office 2019 will be sold to consumers ‘in a few weeks’ but a leak gives us the probable release date, bundles and prices.

Two Office 2019 Bundles

Office 2019 will be sold to consumers in two packages: Home and Student or Home and Business.

That’s much the same as Office 2016 perpetual licence which was sold in the same bundles.

Single product for Windows and Mac

Interestingly, Office 2019 is being sold as a single product/ SKU for PC and Mac. Not separate Office 2019 for Windows or Office 2019 for Mac products.  That makes sense since you’re just buying the Product Key to activate the downloaded product

It’s a one-time purchase for 1 device; install on 1 PC or Mac.

We’ll need to see the exact license to see if the installation can be transferred to another computer (i.e. when you switch computers).  Also, if Microsoft will allow transfer from Windows to Mac or vice-versa.

Office 2019 Home and Student

Word 2019, Excel 2019 and PowerPoint 2019 only.

Plus OneNote 2019 for Mac.

Price: US$190

Support for 60 days. According to a product comparison chart, support is for installation only.

Office 2019 Home and Business

Word 2019, Excel 2019, PowerPoint 2019 and Outlook 2019 for Windows and Mac

Price: US$290

Support for 60 days. According to a product comparison chart, support is for installation only.

Release Date – 2 October 2018

Amazon, through one of its partners, is already offering Office 2019 with availability from 2 October 2018.

We suggest waiting a while, hopefully the price will drop a little and the exact license conditions of purchase will become clear.


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