In this very important clip, viewers learn the difference between these two purchase options for Office and how that affects the features and updates they will receive in PowerPoint.
- [Instructor] Don't skip over this movie. The majority of questions I am asked regarding Office usually stem from confusion between these two versions of Office. Think of Office 2019 and Office 365 like identical twins, and no, one of them is not evil. They look the same, but they are very different, with different personalities, and incidentally my mom was a identical twin, and when I was little, I couldn't tell them apart. And sometimes that's exactly how I feel when looking at Office 2019 and Office 365.
Deep down, I know they are different, but they look so alike. It can be confusing. Ultimately, the version you are using, the subscription version, A-K-A Office 365, or the perpetual licence, A-K-A Office 2019, will effect what features and updates you will see in your Office applications in the months ahead. Simply put, Office 2019 is sold as a one-time purchase with no upgrade options.
But Office 365 is the subscription service which will constantly stay up to date, and allow you to access new features as they are released. So if you ever find yourself asking the question: How come I am missing fill in the name of the feature here, it is more than likely due to the version of Office you are running or subscribed to. For example, there is a brilliant new feature in Office, that is available only to subscribers called 'Designer'.
If you're running the perpetual non-subscription version of Office, A-K-A Office 2019, this feature and its subsequent updates are not available to you. Why? Because this feature relies heavily on Microsoft's artificial intelligence features, which are constantly evolving and changing. Something that only a subscription could give you full access to. Now if you are an Office 365 user, that doesn't mean, that you automatically get all the new features, as they are announced.
So there is a chance you might still find yourself asking this question: How come I am missing fill in the name of the newly announced feature here. And that's because of how frequently Office might get updated. For this, there are several kinds of Office 365 subscribers. There is ones designed for home and personal subscribers, and there are ones designed for business, enterprise, and education subscribers. If you're a home or personal subscriber, you're in control of how frequently you receive Office updates.
But you'll sometimes have to initiate, and check for these updates to download and install them. If you're a business, enterprise, or education Office 365 user, your company or your school will manage when these updates will occur. So don't be surprised if new features take a little bit longer to appear on your work or school machine than it does on your home computer. So just like with identical twins: Just because they look similar, doesn't mean they are the same, with the exact same options or features.
Office, and PowerPoint, is constantly changing and evolving.
Note: This course was recorded in PowerPoint for Office 365. However, many of the tips will be useful to those working with Office 2019 and 2016.
- Animating with the Morph transition
- Inserting 3D models
- Turning on Microsoft Intelligence Services
- Mastering PowerPoint Designer
- Drawing and inking
- Recording a slideshow