Microsoft Office doesn't need a lot of information, and Office 2019 is the latest and greatest version of the suite for business users. It's important to note that this is your one-time payment, as opposed to the usual subscription fees required for Office 365.
Despite the fact that many users will now switch to Office 365, if you need Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook on the same computer and can live without various cloud services, then Office 2019 is still worth a look. Here's what you get and how it works.
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MAIN FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Get Microsoft Office 2019 support and you have the most powerful office applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer a level of depth and control that you don't get from the likes of Google Docs or open source alternatives.
We've outlined the key components of Office 2019 below — go to any of the sections to read our detailed reviews, which describe all the features and options available in these products.
Word is the ability for any word processing job, Word is equally handy in writing letters, cutting off huge essays or whipping up quick newsletters. Despite the many features and tools, the application can be found accessible and intuitive thanks to this Ribbon interface. Even after 30 years, it remains a word processor.
Outperform — Packed with features, no other spreadsheet program really comes close to Excel in terms of advanced features. In recent years, new features have been subtle, but this is only due to the fact that it already has everything you need — from crunching the numbers in the annual budget to organizing a tea company.
Powerplant — A comprehensive presentation tool is getting some new tricks in Office 2019, including support for slide promotion using Bluetooth knobs, a new zoom interface for switching between slides, and a steep morphing transition. It may not be as sparse as some of its new competitors (like Google Slides), but they're hard to beat in terms of overall capabilities.
Outlook is an email, calendar, contacts and tasks app to manage them all, Outlook continues to impress, although like Excel, it hasn't been blessed with many updates in recent years. However, it guarantees an excellent job of managing your emails across multiple accounts, and now you have a new Focused inbox for the most important messages.
Access — Microsoft's claim database application is still available to you when you purchase Office 2019 if you need to, and the application remains as reliable and reliable as possible. New in this version are some improved chart types, support for several new data types, and increased availability, but nothing significant.
Please note that Microsoft has not included OneNote in the Office 2019 suite, although you can install the 2016 version if you want. Instead, Microsoft is pushing users to the Windows 10 OneNote app (universally available to everyone), which should be enough to take care of all your replacement needs.
OFFICE 2019 VS OFFICE 2016
Office 2019 doesn't come with a lot of new features compared to its predecessor or something that is sure to change the game in terms of your productivity, but it does include a few improvements that are worth highlighting.
As we mentioned above, the new Focused inbox Outlook tries to identify the emails that are most important to you, and the rest are in the background (although a Microsoft Exchange account is required to use it). There is also support for reading your messages out loud and improving time zone support in the calendar component.
In Word, you have improved translation options, text-to-speech and text spacing, as well as improved support for styluses and digital labels in your documents. There is also a new focus mode that discards surrounding distractions when you just need to read something on the screen (for example, reading mode in most browsers).
In Excel, you have similar improvements in colorful features, as well as a small number of new features and new chart types to input your teeth. You can also drop 3D models into your spreadsheets and view them from all sides. Various other tweaks and improvements for features such as pivot tables are also included.
Also, as mentioned above, PowerPoint gets an impressive new Morph transition and improves support for digital colorful playback (as in Word and Excel). 3D model support, which we've already talked about, is also included in PowerPoint, and now you can export the slideshow as a 4K video if you find that it's the best option to collaborate with others.
OFFICE 2019 VS OFFICE 365
There is no doubt about it, Microsoft would prefer to receive your money every month, and not just a one-time payment without any follow-up. With that in mind, it retains a number of features as exclusive versions of Office 365, so you should know what's missing before deciding which version of Office to use.
Office 2019 will not receive any feature improvements over time, other than security fixes and bug updates. Office 365, meanwhile, regularly receives new features — all new things in Office 2019 are already available to Office 365 users. To get the best features in Office 2019, you will need to upgrade to the next one-time purchase of Office if Microsoft decides to release another one.
Another key feature exclusive to Office 365 — OneDrive — is cloud storage for all your users, easy synchronization on multiple computers and collaboration in documents in real time. There are many benefits to OneDrive if you work in a team, including basic online versions of Office applications.
You can get some of these OneDrive features using the free consumer version of OneDrive available to everyone, but it requires combining business and personal accounts, and you only get 15 GB of storage for free. As cloud computing becomes more important, OneDrive integration is one of the key reasons why you can upgrade to Office 365.