For the first time ever, Microsoft announced a timeline, albeit an approximate one, for expecting the next version of SharePoint. SharePoint 2019 will be rolled-out, with Office 2019, in preview form by mid-2018, with the full version not expected until the end of next year. Expect that the new version will have an enhanced look-and-feel, improved social integration particularly with Yammer, LinkedIn and Skype, improved search, and more cloud options.


Office 2019 will include the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook client apps, with server versions of SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business. Preview copies of Office 2019 should be released next summer.

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