WebStore, Microsoft 2019 Product release

Microsoft releases 2019 desktop products as Click-to-Run installation technology only.

As part of  Microsoft's ongoing plan to transition it's desktop software products to Named User Licensing, the 2019 version of the Microsoft desktop products have been released with Click-to-Run installation technology only. Microsoft is not providing MSI as a deployment methodology for these desktop products for version 2019.

Software titles affected:
Office 365 ProPlus 2019
*Office Professional Plus 2019
Project Professional 2019
Visio Professional 2019

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is the most efficient way to obtain the most current version of the Microsoft Office Pro Plus suite for both Windows and Mac computers.

All University of Illinois students, staff and faculty have access to Office 365 Pro Plus via the Office portals for their campus. You can find informational offers on WebStore here about accessing Office 365 Pro Plus.

Project Professional Named User licenses (Project Pro Online) are available from WebStore.
Visio Professional Named User licenses (Visio Online) are available from WebStore now.
These desktop products can be installed from the Office 365 Portal.

There are alternate deployment methods available to the IT community such as using Technology Services Endpoint Services, device based activation (currently available for the Urbana campus), the Office Deployment tool and a serialization process for Office 2019 Pro Plus for Mac. These WebStore offers intended for IT Pros have been updated with helpful details. For more information about deploying Click-to-Run products with the Office Deployment Tool, click here.

The Office Customization Tool creates the configuration files that are used to deploy Office in large organizations. These configuration files give you more control over an Office installation: you can define which applications and languages are installed, how those applications should be updated, and application preferences. After creating the configuration files, you can use them with the Office Deployment Tool to deploy a customized version of Office.

Office 365 2019 Activation:
Office installed via Office 365 is activated by the user signing in with their University NetID and Password (Office 365 account)
Office installed via the Office Deployment tool or via SCCM is activated by the user signing in with their University NetID and Password (Office 365 account)
Office installed with Device Based Subscription will activate as a device against the Office 365 tenant.

* Office Professional Plus 2019 is different from Office 365 ProPlus.
There is no KMS activation available from the campus KMS activation server. You will see this version as an option in the MS Office Customization Tool but you should not use this version unless you have reasons that warrant it. You will need to contact WebStore to discuss activation options for this version.
If you have further questions, please email webstore@illinois.edu