Third party software, including your Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) require updates to remain secure. If your computer has Office 2016 or older, we will be upgrading your computer to Office 2019 in October 2021.
What's different? Differences between both versions are minor. The list below outlines these differences.
Quick Tip! Once Office 2019 installation is complete, you can add a shortcut to your taskbar, if desired. To do this, click your Start Menu, find the application, right-click on that application, choose “More” and click “Pin to Taskbar”. This will add a shortcut at to that application in your taskbar to the right of your Start Menu.
- dark theme
- teaching tools
- text-to-speech function
- Improved Ink Tool support
- funnel charts
- 2D maps
- improved publishing to PowerBI, PowerPivot and PowerQuery
- new Morph transition function
- options to zoom in and sort slides directly in the slide show
- inserting and managing icons, SVG and 3D models
- Office 365 group support (with online Exchange account)
- targeted inbox (Focused Inbox)
- travel and summary cards
- improved contact card
- contact marking function with “@”
- OneNote is no longer available in Office 2019, it is gradually integrated directly into the operating system under the name OneNote for Windows 10.
Microsoft 365 Learning Resources (authentication required) has been customized by the University's Division of Information Technology team. This resource is curated to provide our campus with updated training information for the products that are available on our campus. This includes Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, 365 Basics, Planner, Forms, Sway, Accessibility, Office for the web, Lists and Bookings.
Power Automate is available on our campus. For resources, visit Microsoft Power Automate documentation.
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