Microsoft Office versions have been released about every three years. Consider the cadence of Windows variations Office 95, 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Or look at the cadence of matching Mac versions Office 95, 98, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2016.
With the development of membership software application with Office 365, Microsoft has actually been releasing bug and function updates either monthly (Current channel) or rolled up in a cumulative update every 3 months (Deferred channel). The continuous software (non-subscription Office) by contrast gets bug repairs only. Think about the brand-new features a reward to purchase membership software application. Lock cell/row/column in c#. Make excel rows and columns read only, so that users can’t be modify the data in the cells.
Microsoft wants all users to register for Office 365 rather of buying perpetual licensed software. There is an expense to support the older variations with bug repairs, and the earnings stream is both larger and steadier from subscriptions than OEM and retail purchases of continuous certified software application. As long as significant numbers of consumers stick with the perpetual licensed versions, I expect Microsoft to continue using new versions to earn their money.
That said, it would not amaze me if Microsoft delayed the release of the next perpetual version of Office beyond the historical three year cadence. And when that variation finally gets released, neither would it surprise me to learn that the only new features were those currently in use by customers to Office 365.
Office 2017 will not come, else it would already be launched.
End of September the Office Team announced on the Ignite Conference Office 2019 will be released in Q3/4 of 2018.
Office 2019 is for the ones that have not updated already to Office 365, because with that plan you always get new functions and updates.
The first sneak peek version will be most likely released in Mid 2018.
Not sure if there are post or declarations released, however Microsoft’s technique at the minute is to focus on Office 365. I ‘d wager that the majority of their designers effort and time is entering into their cloud based platform and eventually the desktop applications will be slowly deprecated.
There will not be Office 2017, however rather Office 2019 which at the minute is expected to be launched at the end of the year. Software application release dates however are always dirty, so expect it in 2019.
They have currently released Office 365 if you are referring to Microsoft Office for Windows. I don’t understand of any strategies for an Office 2017.
And if you’re referring to Office for the Mac, they have actually launched Office 2016 (with O365 integration), so I don’t think they have plans to launch an Office 2017. Remember, that the version of Office for Mac prior to 2016 was Office 2011. They do not launched these large app suites on a yearly basis.