Microsoft Office 2019 - programmes, installation and new features

The Microsoft Office package is arguably the most widely used program in everyday work. The individual applications included are often pre-installed on computers and knowledge of Word, Excel or Outlook is a prerequisite for many jobs. Even in a private environment or as a pupil or student, very few people can do without MS Office 2019. With the different versions from Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 to Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus, the manufacturer Microsoft ensures that the right version is available for every area of application.

Content: Which programmes are included in the Microsoft Office 2019 packages?

There are a total of 5 different versions of the latest edition of the Office packages, four of which are also available to Mac users. Only the Office Professional Plus 2019 can be played with the Windows 10 operating system alone. The other four also work with Microsoft Office for Mac. List of all Microsoft Office 2019 versions:

  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019
  • Microsoft Office 365 Home
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal

Two Office packages are part of the Office 365 range, the other three Microsoft Office 2019 packages differ in the number of Office applications. Those who want to buy Office 2019 are therefore spoilt for choice. The cheapest option is the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 version. This includes the applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint – the applications that are most importantin the private sector and for pupils and students. Missing: Outlook. For the email and appointment programme, the more expensive Office Home and Business 2019 version is necessary. This includes the four large parts of the Office package and, unlike the Home and Student version, this version is also licensed for commercial use. With these four applications, most users in the private and business sector are well covered. Anyone who also needs Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Access will have to invest in the much more expensive Office Professional Plus 2019 version.

Microsoft Office 2019 packages in price comparison

Microsoft Office 2019 apps are good – but they’re also expensive. At Microsoft, the most expensive package, Office 2019 Professional, costs a whopping 579 euros. The cheapest package, Office Home and Student 2019, still costs a good 150 euros. Hardly any student will be able to afford this price. If you look around on the internet, you will come across various dealers who offer the different Microsoft Office 2019 packages for download at a lower price. On the open market, the Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student version is available from €94.99. The lower prices are possible due to the resale of OEM licences, which is legal due to a ruling by the Federal Court of Justice (ruling BGH, 06.07.2000 – I ZR 244/97). OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer – i.e. providers to whom Microsoft sells cheaper licences. The idea is that these licences are tied to the OEM hardware. However, the BGH ruling makes it possible to separate the OEM software from the OEM hardware – even if Microsoft does not like this.

Installing Microsoft Office 2019

For the installation, the respective Microsoft Office 2019 package must first be downloaded. Before the installation, all older installations of the software package must be uninstalled. Afterwards, you can either start the installation or download the Office Deployment Tool from the Microsoft website, which guides you through the installation and allows you to make changes during the installation. Once the software package has been installed, Office 2019 will ask for the key (licence key) as soon as the programme is opened for the first time. These keys are available either from Microsoft or various online retailers such as Blitzhandel24 here.

What’s new in Office 2019 – Word

The Microsoft Word programme is the most widely used word processing programme of all and is intuitive for the vast majority of computer users. Here, texts can be written and formatted, illustrated with graphics and tables can be easily created. But Microsoft has also introduced a few innovations in MS Office 2019 in this basic office work programme. The latest Office edition supports Word (as well as the other applications) file editing by several users simultaneously – in real time. Since Office 2019, Word can also translate entire documents using a Microsoft Online Document Service and supports a new research, dictation and voice output function. List of notable innovations in Microsoft Word (2019):

  • Improved visual impact through Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Translation of text using Microsoft Translator
  • Create mathematical formulas using LaTeX syntax
  • Simplified writing using a digital pencil
  • Inserting 3D images (rotatable by readers)

What’s new in Office 2019 – Excel

In Excel, the latest Microsoft Office version allows users to calculate with new formulas and insert new chart types. These include funnel charts, 2D maps and timelines. Microsoft has also improved the data import and export functions. List of notable innovations in Microsoft Excel (2019):

  • Numerous new functions (including TEXT CHAIN, IF, FIRST VALUE and MAX IF)
  • New map and funnel charts
  • Improved visual impact with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Simplified writing using a digital pencil (can also be used in freehand formulas)
  • Improvements to pivot tables (including automatic recognition of relationships, layout personalisation)

New features of Outlook 2019

The email and appointment programme Outlook has also been equipped with new functions. In the inbox, mails can be given a relevance, which helps to keep track of full inboxes and many incoming emails. Those who have to process a particularly large number of mails will be pleased with the read aloud function for mails, which was introduced with MS Office 2019. The new option to schedule meetings in multiple time zones is also particularly practical for companies. List of notable innovations in Microsoft Outlook (2019):

  • Prioritising emails by inbox with relevance
  • Improved visual impact through Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Display of different time zones for better scheduling
  • Read aloud function for e-mails
  • „Mark as read“ when deleting emails

Office 2019 Volume Licences – The Best Option for Businesses Volume licences do not differ in terms of product features. They simply offer a simple and comparatively cheaper option for businesses with many employees. The difference is mainly that the volume licence variant is compatible with the terminal server. This means that all workstations connected to the server can use all programmes without any problems. Here at Blitzhandel24, you as a company also have the option of purchasing an Office 2016 or Office 2019 volume licence:

  • Office 2019 Professional Plus Open NL
  • Office 2019 Standard Open NL
  • Office 2016 Professional Plus Open NL
  • Office 2016 Standard Open NL

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