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Microsoft OFFICE 2019 VS OFFICE 2016 || What are the differences?

Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used office applications in the world. The software package contains trendy tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. The newest package is Office 2019 and contains numerous new updates and functionalities. Countless users, however, continue to stick to the previous Office version: Office 2016. But is this wise? We are happy to tell you more about the differences between Office 2016 and Office 2019!

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Microsoft Office

Why choose Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 2016

To start with, it is good to know that both Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 are stand-alone version for which no monthly subscription fees have to be paid. This is in contrast to Office 365, for which you have to pay a fixed amount every month. So once you have purchased a Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 2019 license, you can continue to use the program endlessly. An advantage of Office 365 over Office 2019 and 2016, however, is that Office 365 receives continuous updates. This is not the case with the stand-alone versions of Microsoft Office.

Differences between Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019

As the name suggests, Microsoft Office 2019 was released about three years later than its predecessor Office 2016. In those years, there have been various (technological) updates resulting from which Office 2019 contains various new features and functionalities. These updates differ per application:

Office Word 2016 and 2019

Microsoft Word is by many the most used application within the Office package. There is a good chance that these updates and changes within this tool will stand out the most. To begin with, improvements have been made to the Text-to-speech section. This makes it easier to “type” using the speech tool. Furthermore, the Inking functionality has been improved within Office 2019. Create a shape using the “pen”, and the tool will then design a suitable graph or diagram.

Another useful update within Word 2019 is the addition of @-mentions. This feature works roughly the same as within apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Use an @-mention to tag a person to clear to them what needs to be done within the document.

Differences PowerPoint 2016 and 2019

Another common tool within Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 is PowerPoint. Also, within this tool, you will find differences between the Office 2016 and 2019 version. A first update relates to the Zoom and Morph functions. The Morph function ensures improved, seamless transitions between different slides. With the Zoom feature’s help, you can make presentations more dynamic and lively within this Office 2019 app. Another major update within PowerPoint 2019 is the option to add and edit vector graphics. Besides, it is also possible to use @-mentions within PowerPoint 2019.

Microsoft Office Excel 2016 and 2019 differences

Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool within every organization. You will discover differences between Excel 2016 and Excel 2019. For example, in Excel 2019, it is possible to use various new or improved functions such as MAXIFS, TEXTJOIN, CONCAT and SWITCH. Furthermore, completely new graphs and diagrams have been added. Another difference between Excel in Office 2016 and 2019 is that it is possible to use and edit SVG images and 3D models within the most recent version.

Other areas for improvement within Excel 2019 include the audio hints added, faster access to superscript and subscript, an improved “auto-complete”, and various new themes that have been added.

Differences Outlook 2016 and 2019

Outlook is the advanced e-mail application within the Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 package. Outlook 2019 also contains various new functionalities and updates in this area. For example, it is beneficial to add the “Inbox with priority”. This gives your mailbox two tabs: Other and Priority. The most important messages are automatically located in the Priority mailbox, so you immediately know which things really matter. Moreover, it is possible to add multiple time zones to your Outlook calendar. This makes it easier to schedule appointments with people who are in different time zones.

Another difference between Office 2016 and 2019 is that you can also apply @-mentions here. Easily tag people in an email message and all recipients instantly. Besides, a frequently heard problem in Office 2016 was that reminders were invisible in Outlook. In Outlook 2019, this has been adjusted, and reminders will pop up at the desired moment.

System requirements Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019

New software usually also has other system requirements. New updates and features often require more computing power. However, the system requirements of Office 2016 and 2019 hardly differ. Almost every modern computer or laptop with Windows 10 can run both applications. Furthermore, the machine must have at least 2GB (32-bit) or 4GB (64-bit) RAM. Finally, your computer or laptop must have a GPU with DirectX9.

Upgrading from Office 2016 to 2019?

As you can see, there are several differences between Office 2016 and 2019. This means that the upgrade is worth it if you regularly use various applications of this software package. Do you want to upgrade yourself, or are you looking for a new Office license? Then choose the reliable and 100% legal Office licenses from SoftwareLicense4U. Your Office 2016 or Office 2019 key code will send by e-mail within 5 minutes.

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Microsoft Office 2019 – Home and Business for Mac

Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Business for Mac is the latest release designed for users and small businesses. It wants Office with the power of Outlook for email, calendars, and contacts. It’s the Office you know and trust, updated to take advantage of the last Mac features, including Retina display and full-screen view.

Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Office 2019

Office Home and Business 2019 is for families and small businesses who want classic Office apps and email. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. A one-time purchase installed on Mac for use at home or work.

Microsoft Office 2019 Product Features:

  • 100% Genuine Microsoft Product Key – Complete Online Activation.
  • Both 32/64 bit version support.
  • System Support: Office 2019 for MAC is only compatible with the latest 3 versions of MAC OS.
  • Product Key & Software Download link sent via email.
  • Lifetime License – No Subscriptions, No Recurring Monthly or Annual Fees.
  • Lifetime Online updates.

Product Details

  • Brand: Microsoft.
  • Program type: Office Suite.
  • Format: Single-Use Digital licence.
  • Compatibility: 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Language: EU Multilingual
  • Includes Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. 
  • Please Note: Microsoft Office 2019 for MAC is only compatible with the latest 3 versions of MAC OS. So, you must be aware of which version your MAC is running before making your purchase.
  • The three versions Microsoft currently support are…
    • MacOS 10.14: Mojave (Liberty)
    • OS 10.15: Catalina
    • macOS 11.0: Big Sur


Office 2019 Home Business for Mac is perfect for small business owners, making it easier to organize your business. It is a one-time purchase, and you can download it onto one Mac device.

Office Home Business comes with all of the software you already know and love, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and OneNote. You also get an OneDrive account, so you can easily save all of your document.


With Microsoft Office 2019 OneDrive, you can save all of your documents and take them wherever you go. You can sign in to your account from your phone or another computer. Microsoft makes it very convenient for you to have access. Let’s face it; most business owners do a lot from home as well.

Microsoft Office 2019 PowerPoint

PowerPoint will make presentations seem like a breeze and may help you land a new client or partner. With this application, you can create a breathtaking and amazing presentation in a matter of minutes. It also includes great features, such as special effects, different backgrounds, voice clips, music in the background, and graphics.

Share Your Work

With Microsoft Office 2019 Home Business for Mac, you can share your spreadsheets, documents, and presentations with your team and employees. This makes it simple for you to manage your team and add any information they may need to add.

You can also share contacts, calendars, and photos through your Outlook account. This will help to keep your team up to date on everything.

Stay Organized

Excel makes it easy for you to keep thorough spreadsheets on everything you need. You can also share it with your employees to help keep track of what you are organizing.

OneNote gives you the power also to stay organized, in a sense. As a business owner, you are probably always busy and have a lot running through your mind. You can easily jot down any ideas, notes, lists of things to do, and checklists onto your OneNote application.

You can also share anything on your OneNote with your team, letting them help you brainstorm ideas or know what needs to be done. Microsoft wants you to run your business efficiently.

  • One simple download gives you access to five different applications.
  • Share documents and spreadsheets with your team, keeping everyone up to date.
  • Keep track of data with Excel, or share checklists with OneNote.
  • OneDrive allows you to save your information and access it from anywhere, through your phone or another computer.
  • Create presentations to potential clients, partners, and lenders with PowerPoint.

Microsoft Office 2019 System Requirements

Required Processor: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core

Recommended Memory:  2 GB RAM (32-bit); 4 GB RAM (64-bit)

Hard Disk Space: 4 GB free space

Display: 1280 x 768 screen resolution or higher

Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher

Connectivity: Internet access (fees may apply)

Operating System:  macOS 10.14: Mojave (Liberty), macOS 10.15: Catalina and macOS 11.0: Big Sur

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Microsoft Office 2019 new features in the 4 core apps

Microsoft Office 2019 is the current version of Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac. Office 2019 provides new features in the 4 core apps: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneNote.

Microsoft office 2019
Microsoft office 2019

let’s dive into the new features in the 4 core apps:

Microsoft Office 2019 PowerPoint Features

When it comes to presentations, PowerPoint remains the king of presentation software. And with the release of PowerPoint 2019 further cements itself as the presentation software to beat. Now, both the Windows and Mac versions get much-awaited updates. As usual, however, the Windows version still has a slight edge over the Mac version, especially with the new digital ink features. Without further ado, here are the top new features and updates in Microsoft Office 2019 PowerPoint:

  • Morph transition (Windows | Mac). One of the coolest features in the new PowerPoint is the Morph transition. Creating seamless-looking animation no longer needs to be so complicated. With just a few clicks (and some good planning ahead of time), you can achieve your desired effect quickly. For a quick peek at where this new feature is, click on the Transitions tab, then select Morph. If you want to know more, I wrote a detailed tutorial on using the Morph transition here: Everything You Need To Know About PowerPoint’s Morph And Zoom Features.
  • Zoom for PowerPoint (Windows only). Zoom is one of my favourite features in Office 365, and I’m pleased to see it included in Microsoft office2019 PowerPoint. With Zoom, you’re not limited to linearly presenting your slides. You can jump from one section to another, from slide 5 to 10 to 3 to 6, and so on. You can try out this feature by going to Insert > Zoom. Unfortunately, it’s not available on PowerPoint 2019 for Mac.
  • Insert 3D models to see all angles (Windows | Mac). Inserting 3D models onto your presentation slide is now effortless. Click on Insert, then go to 3D Models, then choose either ‘From a file’ or ‘From Online Sources.’ Their online source is Remix 3D, an online community with a large collection of free 3D models.
  • Vector graphics for visual impact (Windows | Mac). Inserting and editing SVG files like icons and logos is now possible on the latest version of PowerPoint. To add icons, click Insert > Icons if you want to utilize Microsoft’s free icons database. Alternatively, if you want to upload an SVG file from another source, you can click on Insert > Pictures and select your image source from the list.
  • Convert SVG icons to shapes (Windows only). An SVG icon is made up of different elements or shapes. If you only want to use one or two elements and delete the rest, you can do this by clicking on the SVG icon you want to convert. This will open up the Graphics Tools.  Click on the ‘Convert to Shape’ button.
  • Easier background removal (Windows only). You can remove image backgrounds on Mac, but the Windows version of PowerPoint makes it a much simpler process. Microsoft has made the background removal feature more intuitive, and the marking pencil can now draw free-form lines. You can try out this feature by inserting a photo and then clicking on Remove Background in the Picture Tools.
  • Export to 4K (Windows only). Ultra HD or 4k is fast becoming the norm in video nowadays. If you’re planning on showing your PowerPoint presentation on a 4K monitor, then I’ve got some good news for you. You can easily export your presentation to 4K by going to File > Export > Create a Video > Ultra HD (4K).
  • Recording features (Windows | Mac). You can record your slide show on both Windows and Mac, but the Windows version has a few more perks that aren’t available on Mac. For instance, you can add a Recording tab by customizing your PowerPoint ribbon (go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > tick the Recording box). You then have easy access to all Recording features in one place. Here’s what it looks like:

Microsoft Office 2019 Word Features

Both Mac and Windows get an upgrade, but not all new features are available on both platforms.

Here’s summary of what’s new in Word 2019 for both Mac and Windows:

  • Collaborate in Word and see others’ changes in real-time (Windows | Mac). This super cool feature works great on both Mac and Windows. All you need to do is click on the Share button on the upper right-hand corner, upload the file to One Drive or SharePoint, and send it to your colleagues. Make sure you tick the ‘Allow editing’ box if you want your colleagues to edit your file. You’ll be able to see real-time edits as they happen on your document. You’ll know exactly who’s editing which part of the document, too.
  • Break the language barrier with Microsoft Translator (Windows | Mac). You no longer need to go to Google Translate to understand the foreign texts you’re reading. With Word 2019, you can click the Review tab and hit the Translate button. You’ve got 2 options: you can (1) translate some selected text, or (2) you can translate your entire document. Once you click on Translate, the Translator sidebar will pop-up. In the screenshot below, you can see that I translated a selection of text from English to Japanese (just a random choice). If you understand Japanese, give the translated text a read and see if it makes sense!
  • Improve your reading skills with the new Learning Tools feature (Windows | Mac). Learning Tools is great for those who want to improve their reading skills. To activate this feature, go to View, then click on Learning Tools. You’ll then see a tab for Learning Tools, like this:

You can adjust the Column Width to make it as narrow or as wide as you want. Adjust the Page Color to make the text easier on your eyes. You can choose between Sepia and Inverse (this basically turns your document into a white-text-on-black-background document).

. Draw and write with your digital pen (Windows | Mac).

If you’ve got a touchscreen device, the Draw tab will be accessible to you. However, if you’re on a non-touchscreen computer (like a Macbook, for instance), the options on the Draw tab won’t be clickable like you see below:

What’s interesting, though, is I’m running Windows 10 on my computer using the Parallels Desktop software, and I’m able to access the Draw menu on Microsoft Office Word 2019 for Windows! Well, the ‘Draw with Touch’ button is greyed out, but I can play around with the pens and other tools.

  • Use LaTeX syntax in your equations (Windows only). For students and educators who’ve been clamouring for the inclusion of LaTeX Math Equation syntax, this one’s for you. Unfortunately, you need to be on Windows to access this feature. Mac users need to wait a bit longer for LaTeX support to appear on their version of Word.

To use LaTeX, go to Insert > Equation. This will then open up the Equation Tools tab. You’ll see the LaTeX input button in the Conversions section:

  • Add icons and SVGs (Windows |Mac). Using pixelated icons, logos, and other similar graphics on your Word documents are a thing of the past. With SVG (scalable vector graphics) support, you can now insert SVG files and resize them to any size you want without worrying about turning them into a bunch of unsightly pixels. Additionally, if you’ve got an Internet connection, you can easily download icons directly in Word. Go to Insert > Icons, and you’ll be able to access hundreds of free icons right away. You’ll see something like this on your screen:
  • Get all the angles with 3D images (Windows | Mac). Inserting a 3D model to your Word documents is as easy as hitting the Insert button, then clicking 3D Models. You can either insert from a local file or you can search online via Remix 3D.
  • Remove distractions with Focus mode (Mac only). In my opinion, Windows users are missing out big time with the lack of Focus Mode on their version of Word. If you write a lot and you want to avoid the plethora of distractions on your screen, then turning on Focus Mode is an awesome solution. The ability to change your background is a nice addition too, though you need to be on Print Layout view to access the different background options.
  • Fix accessibility issues with one click (Windows | Mac). If you don’t want to exclude people with disabilities from accessing your entire document, then you should find and fix these issues before you share your document. Click on Review > Check Accessibility to find out if you need to fix anything. I checked this very document you’re reading right now and look what it gave me:

As you can see, I’ve got quite a few accessibility issues I need to fix. The Why Fix? and Steps To Fix sections at the bottom are really helpful, so you should check it out if you’re not sure why you need to fix something. Then do the necessary changes to your document.

Microsoft Office 2019 Excel Features

In the 2019 version of Excel, Microsoft has done a great job at improving an already powerful software. There are a lot of new features and updates. However, most of these are available on the Windows version only.

So, I’ve divided this section into a list of common features in both Mac and Windows versions, and in the second half, I’ll be going through the latest improvements in the Windows version of Excel.

  • Enhanced visuals. Inserting SVG files into your Excel file is a painless process on both Windows and Mac. However, the ability to convert your SVG graphic to shapes is only available on Windows.
  • Ink improvements. Ink support on Windows is, by far, superior to on Macs. For instance, you get 8 new ink effects, a digital pencil texture effect, a customizable and portable pen set. You can also add ink equations, convert ink to shape or math, replay your ink drawings, and more. Lastly, if you have a Surface device, you can use the Surface pen to select, move, resize, rotate and change objects.
  • Sharing is easier. The ability to insert recent links, view and restore changes in workbooks shared, and quickly save to recent folders has now been added to MS Office Excel 2019.
  • PivotTable enhancements. The already awesome PivotTable function is now even more powerful with multiple usability improvements. You can now personalize and set up a PivotTable exactly the way you like it. Relationship detection is now automatic so that you can make insights quickly. You can create, edit, and delete custom measures so you can save a lot of time. You can search in the PivotTable and a whole lot more!
  • Power Pivot updates. If you use Excel for its data analysis and data modelling capabilities, then you’re going to love Excel 2019. Microsoft has done several fixes that will improve your overall user experience.
  • Publish to Power BI. If you have a Power BI subscription, then you’ll appreciate this new feature. With a simple click on a button, you can publish files to Power BI. Here’s a screenshot:
  • General improvements to Ms Office Excel 2019. You now have more options to personalize your copy of Excel. You can choose from 4 different themes: Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, and White. If you frequently use superscripts and subscripts, you can now add these commands to your Quick Access Toolbar. When saving CSV files, you’ll no longer get that annoying pop-up reminding you that some features may not be compatible with CSV. You can also now save files in CSV UTF-8 format.

Microsoft Office 2019 OneNote Features

With the 2019 version of Microsoft Office, OneNote gets a significant update. Currently, there are two desktop versions of this software: OneNote that comes pre-installed on Windows 10 and OneNote 2016.

It’s easy to feel confused if you’re new to the OneNote world. However, with Office 2019, OneNote for Windows 10 will be the default version for both Microsoft Office 2019 customers and Office 365 subscribers.

It’s less confusing for Mac users, though –  the OneNote 2019 Mac app will only unlock stickers. For Office 365 subscribers on Mac, you’ll get the same stickers, but you’ll also automatically receive any future updates.

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Microsoft Office 2019 vs Office 365

Microsoft Office may be the productivity tool for millions of workers but it’s no monolith. Rather than a single, towering smooth-black Office, there’s a whole Stonehenge of options:

Microsoft Office on the iPhone, on iPad, Office on Android smartphones, Office on personal computers, Windows and Mac OS, Office with a handful of applications, Office with fist-fulls of apps.

But when you get down to it, there are really only two kinds of Microsoft Office. One is Office 2019, and the other is Office 365.

How can be they different, especially since each includes, the same applications?

Here are few ways to tell these tools apart, and a look at what’s coming, based on Microsoft’s new support policies for both Microsoft Office 2019 and Microsoft Office 365

The first difference between Office 2019 and Office 365

1. The first difference is in the payment model, you buy Microsoft Office 2019 and you subscribe to Microsoft Office 365.

A similar comparison would be buying vs renting a car. Individuals buy a car because they want to invest in it and use it for the next 5 years, without worrying about having the latest technology and safety improvements.

Whereas renting a car provides consumers with the choice to rent a new car almost every month, always with the most up-to-date technology in the automobile industry.

2. The second difference is in the products and services you get access to. Again, Office 365 includes so many more applications and services. Instead of just using Office 2019 on one PC or Mac, you can use Office on pretty much any device you want.

3. The third is in the update frequency and functionality. With Office 365, you are getting monthly updates to Office – whether you like to or not! With the Office 365 version of Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook, you also have additional functionality available. For example, in PowerPoint in Office 365, you get a tool called “PowerPoint Designer” that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the content on your slide and, based on that, suggest alternative layouts that look much more professional.

Benefits of Microsoft Office 2019:

1. You only pay once, and it’s yours to keep forever. If all you need is Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, it will be much cheaper in the long run to own the license rather than to subscribe.

2. If you are not using Microsoft’s services for email, collaboration and communication, cloud storage, etc. and all you want is the “traditional” Office applications on your PCs or Macs, Office 2019 is a better option since it’s not so tightly integrated with the rest of Microsoft’s collaboration tools.

3. You don’t have to worry about continuously training your employees on new functionality since no feature updates are provided

Benefits of Microsoft Office 365:

1. You don’t have to pay “upfront”; you can spread out the cost.

2. You can align the Office’s cost to the actual number of employees you have at any point in time. If you have people joining, leaving or working temporarily, you can provide them with Office as they need it.

3. Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 mobile devices

4. You have a much richer offering with numerous cloud-based tools that enable new working, online and mobile Office apps and continuous updates with new innovative functionality.

So, If you want to buy Microsoft office, you can buy any of them.