Microsoft announces that Office 2019 as the successor of Office 2016 only works on pcs with Windows 10. The new Office package comes in the second half of 2018.
The above applies only for a single license of Office 2019, or for users who are not monthly want to pay for an Office 365 subscription. With such a subscription, you always have access to the latest Office features also on older Windows versions.
What’s new in Office 2019
The package consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business. Test versions are already expected in the second quarter of this year. What’s new compared to Office 2016, is not yet known. Also about the price of a single license is not yet spoken.
Upgrade or not?
Upgrade to Office 2019 – and, in certain cases, also to Windows 10 – is not the same as necessary. Support for Office 2016 is still valid until at least 2025, and even Office 2013, you will still get security updates until 2023. If you are satisfied with the Office version that you have now, will change for now, nothing.