Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional
Microsoft revealed a moment ago how much money it charges customers who would like to get their hands on the company's new Office 2019 Professional. The new version of Office is listed for $439 in the Microsoft Store in the United States.
Customers get a copy of Microsoft Office 2019 Professional for the price that they may install on a single PC running Windows 10. Office 2019 Professional is only available for Windows 10 PCs.
The professional version includes desktop version of the 2019 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, plus Publisher and Access, and is licensed for home and commercial use.
The price of the other Office 2019 desktop editions has been revealed as well:
- Office Home & Business 2019 is available for $249.99
- Office Home & Student 2019 is available for $149.99
The core difference between these two editions is that Outlook 2019 is included in Home & Business 2019 while it is not included in Home & Student 2019.
Office 2019 Professional is only available for PCs that run Windows 10 whereas HomeÂ & Business 2019 and Home & Student 2019 are available for Windows 10 PCs and Macs.
Comparison with Office 2016
How does it compare to the 2016 editions of Microsoft Office? The price for Office Home & Student stayed the same as Office Home & Student 2016 retail price was set to $149 by Microsoft.
The price of Office Home & Business 2019 increased by $20 when compared to the 2016 edition, and the price of Office 2019 Professional increased by $40 when compared to the 2016 version.
Microsoft seems to have removed the 2016 version of Office from the company store. The only Office version for the desktop that is currently available on the Microsoft Store is Office 2019.
Some versions of Office 2019 are already available on third-party Stores. Amazon lists Microsoft Office Home & Student and Microsoft Office Home & Business for the same prices as Microsoft does.
Subscription-based versions of Office , called Office 365, start at about $70 per year for Office 365 Personal which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Excel.
Office 365 Home is available for $99.99 currently. It includes access to the same applications but unlocks access to the Office applications for up to six users.
Office 365 for business customers starts at $8.25 per month for Office 365 Business.
Office 2019 won't receive any feature updates after its release. Microsoft plans to release security updates and patches for the desktop versions of Office 2019 but new features won't be released; this is one of the core differences between the subscription-based versions of Office and the one-time payment versions of Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2019 is only available for Windows 10 and the latest version of Mac OS X. Companies and individuals who run previous versions of Windows or Mac OS X can't install the new version officially and need to purchase the 2016 or even older versions of Office instead if they want to run desktop versions.
While there are workarounds to get Office 2019 to install on previous versions of Windows, none are official.
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