Written by Lucinda

How do I choose a Microsoft Office software suite?

Working on a computer or laptop without familiar programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is inconceivable for many. Various Microsoft Office Software packages for 1 or multiple users, with 2 licences, and diverse combinations of programs are available now. I'll explain what to keep in mind when choosing a Microsoft Office package in this article.

In short

When choosing a Microsoft Office package, it's useful to think about the programs you want to use and whether you're using a Windows or Apple Mac computer. Next, choose a perpetual license or an annual subscription. If you use Office with the whole family, you can choose for a package for several computers. You can also use Office on a smartphone or tablet, so you can always access your files in the cloud.

Microsoft Office 365 Home

  • Up to 6 users, incl. Outlook
  • For PC, laptop, Mac and smartphone
  • 1-year license
99,99
in stock
  • Up to 6 users
  • Always the latest features and updates
  • Suitable for Mac and Windows
  • License of 1 year, then renew

The difference between Office 365 and Office 2019

Office 365

Office 365

The big difference between Office 365 packages and Office 2019 versions is the license. Microsoft Office 365 requires an annual subscription you'll have to extend if you want to keep using the software. You'll always have the newest Office version, within the term of your subscription. With Office 365 you can choose packages for 1 user, and packages for the whole family.

Office 2019

Office 2019

All Microsoft Office 2019 packages have a perpetual license, so you won't have to think about extending your Office subscription. Not having the option to upgrade is a disadvantage though. You'll have to pay for a new package if you want to upgrade to the newest Microsoft Office version. The Office 2019 packages are suitable for 1 device only. Would you like to install the license to multiple devices? Consider the Office 365 Home package.

Outlook

Outlook

Outlook is used by people who like to work structured and organized, for instance independent entrepreneurs. The application offers a clear display of all your emails. You'll also have a calendar to manage all your appointments and to-do's. All Office 365 packages have Outlook. Office 2019 Office Home & Business is the only Office 2019 license with Outlook.

Number of users

1 user

1 user

All Microsoft Office 2019 packages and Office 365 Personal are suitable for 1 user. You can install these licenses, depending on the package of your choosing, on 1 PC or Mac. This is a solution if you want to keep your administration orderly if you're a student or entrepreneur. You can choose an annual subscription or a permanent license when it comes to Office software packages for 1 user.

Multiple users

Multiple users

With Office 365, you'll have immediate access to all Office functionalities. It's for the whole family to use, since you can install your annual subscription on a maximum of 5 different PC's or Macs, 6 tablets, and 6 phones. Are you the only one who wants to use Office Software? Choose a package suitable for 1 user.

OneDrive

Woman uses Office OneDrive on smartphone

With OneDrive, you can connect to all your files in Office 365, so you can open and share your files from anywhere. You have 1TB of storage capacity available in OneDrive. That's enough for all your documents, photos, music, and other files. You can use OneDrive on a PC, smartphone, or tablet for an optimal experience.

Personal or Business

Windows

Business

Whether you're a freelancer or an entrepreneur with a growing company: keeping an overview is of very important. Office 365 Business Premium offers you all the benefits of the Office suite for 5 users, but also provides access to Microsoft Bookings and Customer Manager for Outlook. In Bookings, customers can see if you're available and reserve time in your calendar, and Customer Manager will transfer all information and communicate with that customer.

Personal

Personal

Just you, or the whole family; the Office 365 and Office 2019 suites for private use make your school, college, and work life a lot easier. The Office 365 Home and 365 Personal provide the latest functions. Easily compose your CV with Resume Assistant in Word. Run a final check on your thesis in Ink Editor with your tablet and stylus . New, useful features appear every month to make your life even easier.


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