Businesspersons and students have always been in concern while purchasing the office Setup. The confusion is about the difference between the Office 365 and Office 2016. Understanding the difference between both the version is quite confusing as both have the same features excepting a few.
Office 2016 is the newest version of the Office productivity suite (having the best of application such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint), typically accessed via the desktop. On the other hand, Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription to a suite of programs including Office 2016. It means a that a user has a few options for purchasing Office 2016, either as a stand-alone product or as part of an Office 365 subscription.
What to Know about Stand Alone Office 2016?
There are two stand-alone versions available for businesses.
Office Home & Business 2016:-Office Home & Business includes the word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and a lot more applications. One can purchase it from the Office website. Though it is easily available in the nearby retail store as well. Buy it and use it for the typical home & business task.
Office Professional 2016:- Talking about the apps of Office Professional 2016, it includes everything in Home & Business 2016 plus Publisher and Access. The stand-alone versions have the features of saving your files to the cloud, which makes collaboration easier. It is especially among teams who are not working in the same physical location.
Take a good look at what programs and features are important to you. If you just need the basic Office programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, either a stand-alone version or a lower level Office 365 plan is probably enough for you. If you’re looking for something more and want more than just word then they can access to programs like SharePoint in Office 365.
Office 2016: Stand-alone Office 2016 is the same as previous versions of Office. The only difference is that you can’t get access to new features until you install a new version of Office.
Office 365: Since Office 365 is a subscription service, you’ll get access to new features as soon as they become available. You’re also going to have access to a lot more features that are updated in Office 365.
If you need to gain the access of your information from multiple devices then there is no better choice than Office 365. While files in Office 2016 can be saved to the cloud, Office 365 gives you a lot more options for accessing plus the ability to install Office on multiple machines. Apart from this, it also gives you the ability to access online versions of Office programs that you can access from any device with the help of an internet connection.
Office 2016: As we all are well aware that Office 2016 is a standalone software, if you need to add features or upgrade, you’ll need to purchase and install new licenses. There is a good news for all those who want to use an updated office version. Office 2019 will be released sometime in 2018.
Office 365: Office 365 users can switch between plans in the admin center. They have the ability to change the plan at any time. What can you afford to pay per user?