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Microsoft Office is one of the staples of every Windows PC. A suite of programs ranging from text editors, through compiling spreadsheets, to managing databases, it is virtually indispensable.
Whether you are a student, already have a job, or need a convenient solution to handle your home budget or write a novel in, MS Office has something that’s going to help you out. But you need to decide which version you want to buy, first. You have two choices, and they are substantially different.
To inform your decision, we have prepared a quick comparison of the two. This is Office 365 vs Office 2016.
Both Office 2016 and Office 365 come in multiple variants, which differ in which programs are included, as well as additional features, and the number of devices or users allowed by the license. Below we provide a quick rundown of each version’s contents.
A list of the Office 2016 and Office 365 versions
Both Windows Office 2016 and Office 365 are a collection of several programs designed to handle various types of documents. Although different plans include different programs, the core three you’ll get access to in either option are:
In addition to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, depending on the plan you choose, you might get some of the following features: Office 2016
On this front, the difference is very straightforward.
Office 2016 users have to stick with the product they bought. Barring inevitable updates and patches fixing potential problems, once you buy Office 2016 you are going to have Office 2016 until you upgrade by buying a new license for a newer version.
Office 365 on the other hand, as a product based on recurring payment, grants you immediate access to new features and versions as they come out, as long you have an active subscription.
Office 2016 requires paying a lump sum up-front, and makes you stick with the version you paid for, but on the other hand you don’t have to worry about further payment and losing some the functionality of your programs.
Office 365, meanwhile, requires regular payments (monthly or annual for private use, or just annual for business purposes), but you always get the latest version of software, including all updates and fixes.
Ultimately the choice is yours, but now you can make an informed decision.