Office 2019 or Office 365: Which One Should You Buy?

by Emily Johnson Technical Advisor

If you are planning to upgrade the Microsoft Office suite you use or willing to purchase a new one, then it will be confusing for you as the users have to choose between the two options as such Office 2019 and Office 365. Before making any decision, the users have to understand that Office 2019 is not the replacement for office 365 and both applications have their pros and cons. Here, is the detail guidelines regarding both office suite introduced by Microsoft for the users:-

Office 2019

The standalone version of the popular office applications of Microsoft office suite, Office 2019 provides all the apps such as Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, etc with many more improvements that the users have found in the previous versions. The office suite is not based on subscription and once the users will purchase it they will own it forever. The office 2019 can be installed by the users on the computer and once they will installed it they will start getting the security updates. However, the users could not be able to upgrade the following version and so they have to keep on using the same version they have purchased for the whole life cycle of the app and beyond that also. In case, the users wanted to avail of the benefits of the newly introduced features then they have to pay the full price again. The users should keep it in their mind that they would not be able to avail of the artificial intelligence features along with cloud and some other features such as cloud storage of 1TB of One Drive and the monthly credits for making free callings to landlines with the use of Skype.

Who Can Buy Office 2019

The use of Office 2019 could be a good experience for the users who are intended to have the traditional experience and if you are not ready to initiate the use of applications based on cloud, then it will be a good choice for you. It seems that the version has been particularly designed by taking care of the requirements of the commercial consumers who are yet not prepared enough to use the cloud-based version of the office. The users can avail of the benefits of Office 2019 in two flavors such as Office Home & Business 2019 having apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Excel and Office Home& Student 2019 having Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The users would have to remain careful regarding the updated version of the app and should use only the latest version as it is supported on only the devices which are running Windows 10 on the latest three versions of macOS.

The Features of Office 365

Office 365 also the same apps which are available on Office 2019 but it is based on the subscription plan and includes some more features and apps along with the latest tools and benefits. The users can get access to several apps including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Word, etc on across all their devices. The use of the options will be based on the yearly or monthly subscription paid by the users and they can avail the benefits as long as on six devices at a time. Along with getting the artificial intelligence features and real-time collaboration to boost the productivity of the users at home,  office, school, university, the users will also remain updated regarding the new updates.

The users will get regular updates regarding the online security and get access to the latest features along with getting cloud storage of 1TB. Besides, the users will also Skype minutes for making landline call and you can share the account with one subscription with at least six people.

Who Should Buy Office 365

The users who are willing to access the applications of the suite, then Office 365 would be the best choice for them. It will not only ensure the users about the continuity of the security and other updates but also the users can upgrade the suite at a very low cost. Moreover, Office 365 is supported on all devices which are running Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and macOS. The office provides convenient and different subscription plans for different needs as in the category “Office 365 Personal ” which is available for $70 annually, the users can avail the Skype minutes and cloud storage of 1TB for only one person.

If the users are willing to share their accounts with other members of the family, then they can avail the plan of Office 365 Home which is available for $100 annually. The subscription under Office 365 Home will help you to share the benefits and applications with at least and up to six people. Besides, the users will also get Skype minutes along with One Drive Storage of 1TB.

Which One is Better to buy?

Different people have different need and it depends on the needs of an individual that which one suits better. However, both of the options namely Office 2019 and Office 365 have many useful and better features but it seems that purchasing Office 365 will be the best choice for them.


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About Emily Johnson Advanced   Technical Advisor

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