Microsoft Office applications: Which ones are included in which package?
Microsoft Office is the well-known and popular software program from Microsoft. Different versions have been released over the years, and there are also different packages for each version. These packages often do not differ that much from each other, the differences are usually in the Office applications that you get.
Microsoft Office package: which one is right for me?
Microsoft Office 2019 is divided into the following versions, with associated programs:
- Office Home & Student: Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint
- Office Home & Business: Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Office Standard: Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher
- Office Professional: Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access
- Office Professional Plus: Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business
Explanation of the different Office applications
Below you can find the various Office applications included in the different Office packages.
Microsoft Word is included with every Microsoft Office package. With these applications you can mainly prepare documents, but there are also functions to, for example, compose letters and create CVs. Because it is a user-friendly and advanced tool, it is often used for business purposes, but also for student reports and reports.
With Microsoft Excel you get an application with unprecedented possibilities. The tool works with spreadsheets, which make it possible to perform advanced calculations with formulas, for example. In addition, you can easily create graphs, tables and overviews. Excel is included with all Office 2019 packages.
With Microsoft OneNote you get an application with which you can easily take notes. This can be useful, for example, when you work in large teams. The notes are not only limited to textual notes, but also to images, spreadsheets and much more. It also works with pages so that you do not quickly lose the overview. OneNote is the application when it comes to digitally storing your notes. Microsoft OneNote is included with all Office 2019 packages.
With PowerPoint you can easily create well-arranged presentations in the form of slides. It is very user-friendly and is often used, for example, to edit images. The main goal remains to create and present slideshows. Thousands of business and school presentations are created every day with the application called PowerPoint. PowerPoint is available with all different Office 2019 packages.
With Outlook you can send e-mails, receive them and create an overview in your digital communication. It is the most popular mailing software worldwide. However, in addition to your e-mail traffic, you can also use calendars, contacts and tasks. You can never go wrong with Outlook. Outlook is included with all Office 2019 packages, except Office Home & Student.
With Access you have a suitable tool when it comes to managing databases. You can easily develop databases with it and it is widely used by smaller companies. If you do not immediately want to opt for an expensive database management system such as SQL Server, Access is a suitable choice. Access is included in the Office 2019 packages of Office Professional and Office Professional Plus. And is therefore not included in Home & Student, Home & Business and Standard.
With Publisher you have an Office application that is extremely suitable for visually formatting documents. It somewhat resembles Word, but is mainly used for publishing books and articles. It has the necessary visual options and you can easily create beautiful layouts with it. Microsoft Publisher is included in the Office 2019 packages of Standard, Professional and Professional Plus. You will not get this application with Home & Business and Home & Student.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is the Office application with which you can easily make online calls. You can also chat and hold meetings with it. It is often used for private purposes but also for business, for example for team meetings or for business telephone calls. Skype is unfortunately not included with all Office 2019 packages, but it is with Office Professional Plus.
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