Microsoft Office 2019 Review

Introduction

The latest edition of the Microsoft Office Productivity Suite is finally available for Windows 10 and Mac OS users. Called Office 2019, it succeeds Office 2016 launched in 2015. The standalone product at a single price, it is not part of the Microsoft Office 365 subscription suite.

However, many of its features are already available on Office 365 Pro Plus. Unlike Office 365, which works online, Office 2019 will run offline. It will continue to get important fixes and security updates, but will not receive any feature updates after the purchase. It will also be compatible with earlier versions and will work with files created using earlier versions such as Office 2016, Office 2013 and Office 2010.
Microsoft Office does not need a lot of introduction and Office 2019 is the most recent and best-performing version of the suite for business users. It is important to note that you have a one-time payment, as opposed to the usual subscription fees required for Office 365. Although many users will now switch to Office 365 if you need Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook on only one computer and can live without various cloud sharing services, so Office 2019 is always worth seeing. Here’s what you get and how it works.

Microsoft Office 2019 Features

Microsoft Office 2019 Review

 

it’s tough to speculate exactly what we should anticipate seeing in the brand new Office 2019, especially when features in preview or beta mode don’t always end up in the final product. But, Microsoft has piqued users’ interests by teasing a few interesting features—which we’re breaking down for you below.

Note: Microsoft hasn’t included OneNote in the Office 2019 package, though you can choose to install the 2016 version if you want to. Instead, Microsoft is pushing users towards the Windows 10 OneNote app (universally available to everyone), which should be enough to take care of all your note-taking needs.

More Powerful Data Analysis

When it comes to data management and analysis, Excel always rules perfectly. Office plans to give a boost to the 2019 version of the software.

Customers should expect even more powerful features, such as new formulas, new graphics (such as funnel graphics and 2D maps), the ability to publish Excel on Power BI (the service of Microsoft Business Analysis) and enhancements for PowerPivot and PowerQuery. Unnecessary to say, if Excel is your final favorite of the Microsoft Office suite, the features expected for 2019 will probably blow you up.

Advanced Presentation Features

Although PowerPoint is still one of the most popular and used presentation solutions, there are many others that consider it obsolete, especially with more sophisticated options like Prezi.

To stay relevant, Microsoft has announced plans to integrate more advanced presentation features into Office 2019. This includes enhanced morphing and zooming features to help you create a more sophisticated and dynamic presentation. These features are already included in Office 365 ProPlus but are not available for people who are currently running Office 2016.

E-mail Management

If you use Outlook, the version of Office 2019 should not escape you. Microsoft has introduced several new features to simplify the management of email.

According to Microsoft, these include things like:

  • Updated contact cards
  • Office 365 Groups
  • @mentions
  • Focused inbox
  • Travel package cards

Microsoft hopes that these additions will help users manage their email much more efficiently and effectively.

Microsoft office 2019 Key Apps 

Microsoft Office 2019 Review

 

Get Microsoft Office 2019 and you’ll have the most powerful desktop applications at your fingertips: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint provide a level of depth and control that you can not get like Google Docs or open source desktop alternatives.

Word – Able to handle any type of word processor, Word is just as comfortable writing letters, debating huge essays, or writing newsletters quickly. Despite the abundance of its features and tools, the application always manages to remain accessible and intuitive, thanks to this interface Ribbon. Even after 30 years, this remains the word processor to beat.

PowerPoint – The all-powerful presentation tool finds new tips in Office 2019, including support for advancing slides with Bluetooth stylus, a new zoom interface to switch between slides and a nice morphing transition. It may not be as light as some of its new competitors (like Google Slides), but it’s hard to beat in terms of overall capabilities.

Excel – Equipped with features, no other spreadsheet really approaches Excel in terms of advanced features. The new features have been thin on the ground in recent years, but only because it already contains everything you need – from calculating the annual budget figures to organizing the tea tour.

Access – The venerable Microsoft database application is always available when you purchase a purchase from Office 2019 if you need it, and the application remains as robust and reliable as ever. New features in this release include improved graphics types, support for a few new data types, and accessibility upgrades as well, but nothing major.

Outlook – Outlook, an email application, calendar, contacts, and tasks that governs all of them, continues to impress, even though Excel has not benefited from many upgrades in recent years. Nevertheless, you are guaranteed to manage your emails on multiple accounts and now offers a new inbox targeted for your most important messages only.

Verdict

In terms of features and capabilities, types such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are still difficult to touch. However, cloud features and regular updates to Office 365 should be considered for your business needs, even if you have to pay Microsoft every month.

If you pay a monthly fee, G Suite is also a serious suitor of your money. Its applications are not as powerful as those of Microsoft, but they are simple and fast and designed for the Web. They may be better for you if you need speed and simplicity than a long list of features you will never use.

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