Update history for Office for Mac
Save Microsoft Just because Microsoft is bent on moving everyone to cloud-based subscriptions doesn’t mean it has forgotten about those who want a one-and-done purchase. The company is rolling out Office for Mac and Windows, giving you a “subset” of the upgrades that have come to Office ProPlus in the past three years. They’re not revolutionary, but they could be helpful if you’ve stuck to Office or earlier releases. Word now has a Focus Mode on Mac to help you knuckle down on that must-finish report, not to mention a dark theme on Windows, better inking features and accessibility upgrades like Read Aloud. PowerPoint has a new roaming pencil case, morph transitions, 4K video export and the ability to insert content like 3D models and SVG images.
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Select a tab below to learn more about your options. You can choose to purchase an Office subscription or the newest one-time purchase version. When you’re ready to install the newest version, see the section below, I’m ready to install Office and follow the upgrade recommendations.
How do I buy the latest version? Buy an Office subscription Purchasing Office is your best option. You’ll always have the latest features, security updates, and other improvements. Choose between Office Personal for one person or Office Home which you can share with your family. You can only install these versions of Office on one device. See the next section for a list of upgrade recommendations. I have the latest version and I’m ready to install it Before installing the latest version of Office read through the following recommendations first.
Upgrade recommendations Make sure your computer meets the system requirements for the newest version of Office. In most cases when you run the Microsoft Office Setup program on a computer with an earlier version of Office installed, the earlier version is removed.
However, there are instances when an uninstall is necessary, such as if you run into errors or problems during installation. If you uninstall Office before installing the new version, your Office files won’t be deleted, but if your version of Office includes Outlook you may want to back up your Outlook data files.
See Find and transfer Outlook data files from one computer to another. We recommend only running one version of Office on a PC, but if you need to run Office side-by-side, see which versions are compatible in Install and use different versions of Office on the same PC. See How to remove Office license files on a Mac. Ready to install When you’re ready to install the latest version either a subscription or non-subscription version of Office , follow the steps in Download and install or reinstall Office on a PC or Mac.
After the installation completes, your new version of Office should update automatically, or you might get a notification an update is ready to apply. You also have the option to manually check for and apply updates. Office for home subscription If you have an Office Home or Office Personal subscription, you already have the most current version of Office at no additional cost and should already receive the latest features to your Office apps. To switch between subscriptions, such as switching from Office Personal to Office Home, see Switch to a different Office subscription.
Office for business subscription If your Office for business subscription is associated with your work or school email account these versions of Office are usually licensed to you through your work or school , you have the latest version of Office as long as you keep it up-to-date. Learn more about how Office updates are rolled out in When do I get the newest features in Office Get support.
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Select a tab below to learn more about your options. You can choose to purchase an Office subscription or the newest one-time purchase version. When you’re ready to install the newest version, see the section below, I’m ready to install Office and follow the upgrade recommendations. How do I buy the latest version? Buy an Office subscription Purchasing Office is your best option. You’ll always have the latest features, security updates, and other improvements.
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Provides IT Pros with information about the latest updates for Office for Mac, including links to download packages, and an update history. Microsoft is releasing Office for Windows and Mac today. The update is designed for businesses and consumers that haven’t opted into. In an unusual move, Microsoft announced an update for both the Windows and Mac OS versions of Office simultaneously. In September