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Productivity Suites – Microsoft Office 2019

Microsoft’s Office suite is probably one of the most well-known software suites on the market. Word, Excel and PowerPoint have become mainstays in our day-to-day use of computers, especially in the workplace – even down to the point that the phrase “a PowerPoint” is now commonly used to refer to a presentation.

Why Choose Office?

Microsoft’s Office suite is really the global standard software for productivity, with fully-featured, well-made and easy-to-use software that’s been honed and developed upon since 1983. Word for word processing, Excel for spreadsheets, PowerPoint for presentations, Outlook for email, Access for databases and Publisher for desktop publishing. Microsoft Office is the firmly-established leader in its field in terms of features, ease of use and functionality.

Despite a large push to encourage users to move over to their subscription-based Office 365, Microsoft still offers several one-time-purchase versions of their Office suite, useful if you want to install office on a single PC or Mac, if you want to use the apps on a machine that had no (or a limited) internet connection, if you don’t need the additional features of an Office 365 subscription, or if you’d rather make a one-time purchase than be tied into a rolling subscription in order to retain access to your software.

There are three versions of Office 2019;

  • Office Home & Student: Contains Word, Excel and PowerPoint – This version is for home use only and not licensed for commercial use – RRP £119.99
  • Office Home & Business 2019: Contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook – RRP £249.99
  • Office Professional 2019: Contains word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlooks, Publisher and Access – RRP £419.99

If you’d rather pay once for permanent access to software (with time-limited updates) these are your choices for Microsoft’s Office 2019.

While versions from previous years may be sold for a reduced price, and saving money may be tempting, we’d always advise going with the latest available version, if your system meets the requirements; newer versions often have fewer security holes or bugs, more features and more frequent updates to fix any problems.


If you’d like more information or advice on business software for your organisation, get in touch with us on 0121 227 0439 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk
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