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Office 2019

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:50 pm

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Microsoft released Office 2019 for Windows and macOS this week, the latest version of its regular, non-subscription productivity suite. It’s the kind of Office that, 10 years ago, you would’ve bought in a shrink-wrapped package at Office Depot. But it’s really not the version of Office that Microsoft would like you to buy — or that you probably want to have. That’s because at this point, Office 2019 is basically a limited version that doesn’t include the most interesting new features of its Office 365 subscription counterpart.
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Back when Microsoft launched Office 2016, those releases were essentially snapshots (“carbon copies,” [Microsoft’s corporate VP for Office and Windows Jared] Spataro called them) of the regularly updated Office 365 versions, which get monthly updates and feature releases. For the first time now, the on-premises version of Office only provides a subset of the full functionality, with a lot of missing functionality, because virtually all of the most interesting new features — including all the machine learning smarts that are now rolling out to Office 365 — will be missing from Office 2019.

“I think there will be some confusion,” Spataro acknowledged. “It’ll take us some time to train people that the year number doesn’t mean it’s the best version.”
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Re: Office 2019

Post by RunningMn9 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:40 pm

If only there was a way for them to avoid that confusion caused by their naming conventions. :)
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Re: Office 2019

Post by coopasonic » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:50 pm

Our solution was simple, we switched to G Suite... you know, except for excel because... excel.
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Re: Office 2019

Post by Kraken » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:53 pm

I'm using OpenOffice on my gaming PC, where I only need lightweight document management. It's adequate, but it has trouble with some Excel files. I still use Office 2007 on my business laptop. Someday MS will nerf it and I'll have to pony up for Office 365...or Office 20xx, I suppose. I'd rather buy a program once and use it forever than subscribe to it and pay forever, and I don't need (or want) bells and whistles like machine learning.

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Re: Office 2019

Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:23 pm

Unless OpenOffice has come a long way since I last tried it, GoogleDocs, Sheets etc is much much better and intuitive fwiw.

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Re: Office 2019

Post by Kraken » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:00 pm

I'd rather not give Google access to my personal documents. I do use that when a client specifies it.

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