Nov 20, 2015

How to choose between Office 365 and Office 2016?

Are there major differences between Office 365 and Office 2016? I’m looking at this from a small business perspective with Windows PCs, with 4 employees who will use the software for typical office use (correspondence, reports, newsletter articles, etc.) and some document sharing required. What are the big differences that would make either Office 2016 or 365 the better choice?
Office 365 works fine without an internet connection.
While Office 2016 is just a buy once and forget about it deal, meaning come 2018 or 2019 when the next version is out, you would need to buy that to upgrade, while I wouldnt as its part of my 'rent'.
Microsoft Office 2016 is an Office suite that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft Query.There is a Mac version and a Windows version of Office 2016.

Office 365 is the name Microsoft gives to a subcription service. Within this service various options are available depending on what you need and want to pay for. Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac and Windows are both available within an Office 365 subscription.

You either have '365' and pay your monthly Sub' OR you can buy 2016 as a separate Software ( say £50, £70 or a £100, what ever ) and that is it, no Monthly Sub' , Zero.
Office 365 can be used online (but has limited features) and includes Office 2016 apps (depending on which option you buy) that can be installed on up to 5 devices per license. Also comes with online storage and email. With O365, because you are paying for the subscription you get new office versions when they become available.
Office 2016 is a bundle off apps you buy and continue to use. Once new version of office is release you'll need to buy an upgrade, to get your users up to date. You will also need to figure out an email service to use.
Take a look at the links for side by side compression of features and prices.
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