Microsoft is set to launch a preview of its upcoming Office 2019 product at the Financial Aid Office (FFO) for $499, making it the most expensive Office product yet.
Office 2019 will be available on the same day as Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference and in its entirety on June 30, 2019.
The Office 2019 preview will also be available for purchase as a bundle, which will cost $299.99.
The FFO is a large gathering of business, financial and government leaders and analysts that is typically held during the first week of June.
The FFO typically attracts upwards of 30,000 attendees.
The Financial Aid office will be Microsoft’s first event to feature the Office 2019 tool set, with Microsoft providing a preview version of the product to attendees at the FFO.
According to Microsoft, the Office 2020 preview will be more focused on the Office 365 consumer experience.
Microsoft has stated that it is not abandoning Office 365, which has seen a large spike in adoption as a result of Office 2019.
Microsoft also plans to focus on the integration of Office 2020 in Microsoft OneDrive, which Microsoft announced earlier this year.
The Microsoft Office 2020 Preview will be priced at $299, a steep price increase from the $299 price point that Microsoft previously indicated for the preview version.
Microsoft is aiming to deliver a preview product in the next 12 to 18 months.
Microsoft is also planning to launch the Office 2021 preview in June, which is also the first major product to be introduced with Office 2019 and the final product to feature Office 2019 in a single version.
The company has confirmed that it will be releasing an Office 2019, but has not stated when or how it will release the new version.
Microsoft will also introduce a new suite of Office tools, including Microsoft OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365.
The new suite will include new collaboration features and new business collaboration tools, but Microsoft has not said when or whether the new products will be included in the new Office 2019 version.