Microsoft has declared the availability of Office 2019. Office 2019 will be rolling out in next few weeks
What is Office 2019?
Office 2019 is the stand-alone latest version of Office. It is like Office was in the days before the subscription. Just a one time purchase is required, and you can use it as long as you want to. However, the consumer version is not present yet. However, the price is announced by Microsoft. Which is $249.
It sounds okay so why not avoid a subscription fee for Office 365 and purchase a perpetual license? There are some reasons.
Microsoft Is Downplaying Office 2019
The above picture is taken from Microsoft’s Office 2019 landing page, and it starts right off with equivocating language: “For buyers who are not ready for the cloud” is partly straight talk and partly subtle dark pattern manipulation. Microsoft has designed Office 2019 as a stop gap for companies who do not want to move to a subscription-based model.
Office 365 Still Offers More Features
Let’s talk about Office365. It may seem a pain to pay another subscription fee, But believe me it’s a great deal.
For example, let take the Office365. It is available for $99 per year, And what you get in this offer is:
- Six users can install the full desktop version of Office which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook. On however many devices they want. The restriction is that each person can only use Office on one of their devices at one time.
- A full terabyte of OneDrive space is provided to each of those six users.
Frankly speaking, it is difficult to find that good deal with this much storage space.
You will get security updates, but no big feature updates. Office 365 gets updated routinely with new features.
Office 365, works with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, but also uses that three-version shifting scheme for Mac Operating System.