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Twins take on multiple challenges of Office 2019 vs. Office 365

Written By published February 6, 2019

Two women, twins, sit across from each other at a table in front of PCs, with one using a digital pen to edit on the screen

If you’re trying to decide what to buy between Office 365 and Office 2019, you’ll find there’s a world of difference between the two. Both include fully-installed Office applications – the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. But Office 365 is also connected to the cloud, so you can access your content from any device, co-author with anyone in real-time (regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased a copy of Office) and use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create more impact with less effort.

On the flipside, Office 2019 is not cloud connected and doesn’t have Office 365’s AI-powered capabilities. These apps are “frozen in time” without the prospect of being updated with new features.

To further help you choose, Microsoft pitted Office 2019 and Office 365 against each other in a head-to-head showdown, challenging three sets of twins to complete the same tasks in both versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and filmed them along the way.

Find out more and see the videos on the Microsoft 365 Blog.