In this video, learn the difference between PowerPoint 2019 and PowerPoint for Office 365 and the implications behind each version for educators.
- [Instructor] With so many versions of PowerPoint out there, if can be difficult to track what you're using, or understand why certain features are present in some versions, but not in others. So let's put some boundaries around what this course will cover. First, this course will not cover PowerPoint for Mac. Mac PowerPoint actually has a completely different development team, with its own design and schedule for new features. This course will however, cover features available in either PowerPoint 2019 or PowerPoint for Office 365.
Anything further back than those two versions will have a different feature set, and that includes PowerPoint and Office 2016, 2013, 2010, and so on. So if you aren't seeing a particular tool or feature, you're probably using an older version of Office. That brings us to the difference between PowerPoint 2019, and PowerPoint for Office 365. Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-hosted subscription service. You pay on a monthly or annual basis, and therefore get the most recent features as soon as they're publicly available.
Some of PowerPoint's most exciting new features like Morph, Zoom, Inking, Designer, and 3D Objects, have been available in Office 365 for over a year. PowerPoint 2019, on the other hand is part of the 2019 Office Suite. As a stand-alone product it will get functional and security roll-outs, but its feature set is going to be pretty stable. Although as of this recording, everything we're covering is available in both versions. Despite their similarities however, these two products are not identical cosmetically.
There are going to be some mild layout and formatting variations, so even though all the features will be present in both versions, they still might look a little different. For consistency though, we're going to be recording in PowerPoint for Office 365. If there are any functional differences between the two version though, I'll be sure to call them out.
- Working with images, animation, links, and media
- Using PowerPoint Designer
- Incorporating 3D objects
- Adding interactivity with Morph and Zoom
- Installing and using add-ins for educators