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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Plethora Of Possibilities

    Posted
    Acadius
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I recently got a new computer and transferred an older copy of Office to it. As I was working on a class project, putting together a group project itinerary, I felt that my version of Word felt really dated. Fortunately, Office Home and Student 2019 presented itself and I was more than anxious to give it a try. The install was EASY. I logged into my Microsoft account and simply entered the code. Within moments, the download started and Office Home was ready to go soon after. What I really like is that I don’t have to worry about ‘losing’ my code. It doesn’t expire and is bonded to my account. Seeing that I had new features before me, I decided to take OneNote out for a spin. It didn’t take very long before OneNote learned my writing and turned it into text without issues. I’m excited about this because I am the type that prefers to write out my notes by hand first because I write faster than I can type and it also helps me to ‘learn’ things if I am writing the notes by hand. The tedious aspect of this is when I would have to type my notes into my computer but with OneNote’s ink to text, it has freed up some valuable time. It’s impressive. In the past, I’ve avoided any PowerPoint responsibilities for class projects because I felt that I didn’t possess the abilities to create anything worthy of recognition. Now? I am totally embracing the PowerPoint that is included with Office Home 2019. It’s easy to use and I think I will only get better with it the more I use it. I’m currently weaving PowerPoint into my YouTube videos which seems to add a new level of content creation. Office Word has always been the ‘go to’ program for me. As I stated earlier, the other version of Word was feeling antiquated already. Office 2019 gives me the latest Word with features that I thought were only available via third-party apps. If you’re just wanting to write a blog, an essay or a novel, then Word 2019 provides a grammar check that will impress and alleviate the stress of making mistakes that you might miss. Word lets me know right away if I misspelled something and will even autocorrect some words that I misspelled because I was typing too fast. Words also will suggest a different sentence structure if it detects a potential mistake. It’s more advanced than what I was using before. If you’re using a third-party grammar checker then Word easily allows you to implement it into the program as well. Word 2019 allows me to use my electric pen on my touch screen which then is inserted into the project I am working on. The array of choices with the Draw feature is pretty cool and accessible for anyone. Don’t have an electric pen? You can use your finger with the Draw with Touch. The one feature that I don’t have any experience with is Excel. Spreadsheets are something that I haven’t had the need to create but if Excel is anything like PowerPoint, Word or OneNote then I am sure it’s smart and accessible. Office Home and Student 2019 is accessible whether you are setting up a presentation for a big meeting, adding some context to your YouTube channel or writing a report for class.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Online Sharing Available with Other Office Owners

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    Trobadour
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    ---SETUP--- The setup for Office Home and Student was simple. Go to your Microsoft account or create one if you don’t already have one, and then log in. From there, you can redeem the code you are given to activate the product key for you to use. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of Office Home and Student is that this is a permanent install for one computer and won’t expire after one year. This version is yours to keep forever. If you ever need to get a new computer, you can uninstall this version from your older computer and so long as you remember you email and password for your Microsoft account, you can redownload that version to install in your new computer. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this suite is fast, reliable, and friendly as ever. The installation process was quick and working on all the available platforms feels smooth. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. Today, any word processor that has a price tag is has hard competition, with many cloud services offering their own word processors for free. However, with the price tag you get features that are often lacking from the free word processors out there and that are very useful. That being said, Microsoft Office is a great tool, especially for me as a teacher. I haven’t used powerpoint in a while because my school district has moved to free suites available online. However, as soon as I opened PowerPoint, I felt right at home while enjoying the newest features. I quickly made a lesson in minutes for the following week with animations, transitions, and music in minutes. The fact that Office also has its own online features where groups of people can work on the same document at the same time makes this powerful. The only downside is that if you want to work with other people who have different suites, they may not be able to join you. Office should pick up on Xbox’s feature and become a cross-compatible platform with other existing suites so that you can work online with anyone regardless of what suite others are using. ---VALUE--- The price for Office in terms of value is great. Also, if you are a student, register with Best Buy as a student which could possibly lead to a few discounts on this product. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for teachers and students who are constantly using Word or having to create presentations. If working in a shared file is something you are seeking, this suite can do that too so long as the other people have Office as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s the standard to be judged by...

    Posted
    Marine778
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Microsoft office products have been around for almost as long as computers and they are the standard in business, school and many home businesses. They cater to the casual user with a home, all the way up to more complex software packages for business and enterprise systems. For this review, and as my choice I selected the student/home version. This version comes with the following programs: Word Excel PowerPoint Access These are what MS refers to as the “Classic Apps.” I have to say, with my family this is what we needed on our home PC. I can use it for work as well, but that is only on a limited basis. The main reason I got this is because my wife is a college student. Typically all the students these days are using Google Docs, which to me is a limited and handicapped version of the MS products. Office is just better and it has way more options. The version we have is for one PC/MAC and that was all we needed. Prior to this, she had Office 365 which is great. You have access to all the products MS has, but over half of them she never used. The difference is you pay a month subscription for the software vice with this one you pay up front. Plus, I know this product is backwards compatible so any old documents will be able to open with this new software. After reading MS’s website, and before installing the software, I learned you need to have Windows 10 on your computer, which is the current version on the market. It also needs 2-4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of space on you HDD/SSD. Consider that when you are looking at making the purchase, and make sure your computer can handle it. The one product I was not too familiar with was Access. I use it at work on an enterprise system, but it is for a specific task related to data input. After reading up on it, it is for just that. Entering information into a database for reporting, reference, review, etc. It is not something I typically use, nor does my wife for school. It works well the way we use it at work though and it makes the information searchable and it is user friendly. Installing the software is easy, but I had to remove an older sample version first. After doing that, you follow the directions, download the software after entering the key they provide you and its basically done. Simple and the directions get you there with ease. If you have kids in school or college, this is all you need. You can get other versions like I stated before. You can also get more user profiles so you can use it on more than one computer. But for us, this was perfect. I highly recommend it, it is the standard in which all other data entry and presentation software are judged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What It Sounds Like, Core Office 2019

    Posted
    Loomis1975
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    These are the permanent versions of the Office applications we all know and tolerate. It is getting a bit harder lately to get these versions and not to have to pay for a recurring subscription for access to Office 365 (cloud based). As a user of Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for both work and/or personal use, this was my first exposure to Office 2019. I'll just focus on the things I noticed that were different and that I might use more than a few times, from the prior 2016 version: Noticeable new features in Word is focus mode, which darkens everything except the "page" you are working on, supposedly letting you focus on the task at hand. The text to speech learning tool also works surprisingly well for dictating to a document. I've never used the fancier features on PowerPoint, but the new thing that stuck out to me was the ability to export your presentation as a 4K high resolution video file. OneNote is now called OneNote for Windows 10 (not available for Mac apparently, but I'm not a Mac user, so I don't know the history of OneNote on Macs). Thing I noticed most was Ink to Text, which works well at converting your scribbles to typed text. In a related note, digital stylus/pen support is present in all the programs, if you have the required hardware to fiddle with that sort of thing. I think you can even do things with different pressures and angle of the pen. Not something I do very often. My handwriting is fairly horrible on paper, let alone on a digital screen. Excel is mostly unchanged from my view, although there might be some more formulas I didn't recognize. I did read a review about support for timeline and maps, but I haven't stumbled across them in my forays into Excel charts this month. All in all, if you need the core Office programs on a new computer, will be fine using the same programs with no new features for 4 or so years to justify the cost, AND don't want to pony up for a Office 365 subscription, then this is a good investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly As Advertised

    Posted
    TechMatt25
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Microsoft Word edition works just like it was advertised to be. It replaces the previous versions of Home and Student 2019. I was a little concerned because I saw all the bad reviews but don’t worry. I have had no problems with it. The only problem I had was finding where you actually download the application. Once I figured it out I ran this and it worked as good as gold. Here’s a tip for downloading the code. You make a account on Microsoft(or use one you use to log in to your Microsoft account at startup). The place that you download the code is under “office 365” where it says “code confirmation” or something like that. In the middle of the page when you log in. After you do that you type in product code and your good to go. I was confused because I knew that the office 365 was a paid subscription but when I typed my code in it showed the version I bought “home & student 2019 and wasn’t the paid subscription version. One would think there’d be a option to download the code under its name but the name you look for is office 365 to download the code for this office. Now to the basics.. this computer application has worked very smoothly. A word of warning though. It works with Microsoft 10 but may not with other Microsoft’s. That being said, this app comes with Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. There are plenty of new templates to use, including a 3D clip art and drawing tool. If you are doing mathematics there is a pen you can use to draw a math operation to calculate and it translates this to numbers. Very handy if you don’t want to type out formulas. There are also the new themes and the usual tools that are very nice to use. I have used this application and feel that it is very updated and has easy storage of documents. All in all, I’d say this was a good investment and meets the requirements that our family needed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still the best

    Posted
    Reddog
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Office Home & Student 2019 (1 Device) (Product Key Card) - Mac|Windows Like many people I have used Office products in school and at work. The last few years I have not been using it on my home computers. I have used a few of the free web-based options and have stumbled along. Once I finally installed Office again on my local computer I couldn’t be happier. One of the first things I did after installing office was to bring in my cloud documents and was amazed at the spelling and grammar mistakes I had in those document that Word found. The web-based applications also had spelling and grammar checking but they clearly don’t stand up to the quality of what Word can do. I also used the web-based spreadsheet programs. They just don’t hold a candle to Excel. There is no real affordable substitute for Microsoft Office. I have the full home and student version and its more than enough. I use Outlook at work and that is missing from the home and student version. That is fine with me as it makes the home version more affordable and I do find web-based email to work just fine for my personal email needs. If you have or use Microsoft Office at work or have done what I did and used web apps you will be very happy to have the real thing on your home desktop. I don’t often use PowerPoint but its nice to have and I do use OneNote and find new things it can do that surprises me all the time. Microsoft Office is just the best you can get and teamed up with One Drive is a perfect combination for most users. Highly recommended and actually a great value. I don’t know why I ever left. If I was to ask for one additional feature it would be to be able to install and run Office on more than one of my computers. But honestly its still a great value that I will be adding to my wife’s computer the next time I am in Best Buy now that I am reminded what we were missing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for writing this review and sharing your thoughts. We're so happy to know you're back in the Microsoft family and that Office 2019 is able to help you achieve more.

      To address your concerns, know that you can have Outlook on your computer. You'll need to purchase it as a standlone app from the Microsoft store but, once that's done, you'll have Outlook within your Office suite.

      Additionally, you can check out our Office Support Center for articles, guides, and videos on how to use PowerPoint and OneNote to their fullest capabilities. Here's the link: https://support.office.com/

      We hope all that helps to enhance your experience.

      Take care,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for long term use

    Posted
    Dan0Sterling
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Microsoft Office has been around for nearly as long as Windows. The 2019 edition adds a few useful features centered around focus and collaboration. There are some new Excel functions useful for summarizing, and a cool new Morph function in Power Point. MS sells Office on either a subscription or one-time license basis. This version is the one time purchase. It only comes with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. MS has plans to update Office every few weeks if you’re on the subscription plan. However, you pay dearly for that privilege as the amount shown on Best Buy’s site is only for 1 year’s access to the software. After that, you have to purchase it again! This version requires a one-time payment, then you will have a license for as long as you’d like (or until MS stops supporting Office). The additional features in each version are often not significant. Compatibility has been maintained since 2010 and this version is no different. The only exception would be if you find yourself wanting to save files to a cloud drive and sharing them with others. For collaboration in MS Office, the subscription to Office 365 gives you 1TB of storage, along with the regular updates. MS is mostly focused on collaboration features going forward. As a result, I’d expect fewer changes in whatever version comes after Office 2019. You’ll notice that MS no longer offers the ‘Student and Teacher’ version of Office. That’s because it’s offered for free to any school that wants to deploy it. In many public schools, your student has a license to install Office applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, iPad, Android phone, etc). If your home qualifies, this may be your best option to have key MS technology at a VERY reasonable cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just As Good As Expected

    Posted
    Cas25
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I haven't used Microsoft Office on a regular basis for a few years now but this version of it seems just as good as I expected. For reference, I installed this on my MacBook Pro. PowerPoint now has support for 3D and embedded fonts and there are now captions for audio available, which are some helpful options. All of the apps have the availability to customize the ribbon, which is extremely helpful. Word has things like ink effects, roaming pencil case, and tilt effects now available. One of the things I like the most in Word is focus mode, which makes it so you can concentrate on the content in your document without any screen clutter. Excel now has some new functions that have been added. There is also an accessibility checker available, which is great. I think the last time I bought Microsoft Office there was an accessibility checker in Word but not in Excel. In Excel, you can also show data on a 2D map and there are funnel charts available now. OneNote synced up easily. I have never used OneNote often on my computer. Instead, I use the OneNote app on my tablet. Overall, all parts of Microsoft Office seemed just as good as I was used to and has some new interesting things available. The first thing I set up in all four applications of Microsoft Office was the Quick Access Toolbar, which I find imperative. I started using Microsoft Office in the 1990s when I was in junior high school. And have used almost every version of it since then for junior high, high school, college, and then work. It is only over the last five years that I haven't used it often, and I am glad to see that it hasn't changed that much since I stopped using it on a daily basis. I really do recommend it. I have never found another Office suite that I like as much as Microsoft Office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for your positive review! We're happy to learn you're enjoying the new features to Office 2019. If you need some tips to help adjust to this edition, we think this link might have some helpful information for you: https://support.office.com/office-training-center

      Thanks for being a part of the Microsoft family!

      Sincerely,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade but be careful

    Posted
    tomrh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The new Office is easy to use and all my old documents were saved. However, my computer was hacked while I was installing it. After entering the 25 digit code, a message appeared on the screen informing me that the installation was halted because there were problems with malware in the computer. If I called a number on the screen, someone would help me fix the problems and complete the installation. Assuming it was Microsoft technical people that I was talking to, I turned over the computer to them so they could "fix" the problem. I finally woke up when they tried to charge me a few hundred dollars for their "help" and my credit cards would not allow the charge. By this time they probably had time to download all sorts of private information that could be used fraudulently. We immediately canceled the credit cards and changed passwords for our banking. We also took the iMac to the Geek squad for them to clean up the computer and install another Office upgrade. So far we have only lost the price of the original Office that got us into trouble, but we have spent hours changing passwords, user names, etc. on as many websites as we thought could be of benefit to the hackers. I hate to think what could have happened if our credit cards had allowed the payment they asked for. So if you purchase software such as Office and try to install it yourself be aware that the bad guys are out there in case you fall for their "help" like I did.I hope this review saves others from making the same mistake I made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're glad to hear that you were able to get everything all taken care of. In the future you can check out this help page to tell if you received authentic products or not: https://aka.ms/AA4rq3j.

      Best,

      Nelson
      Office Customer Care

      Empower others to achieve more and share your Office experience in a review. Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always There for Me Like a Good Friend

    Posted
    lambda100
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    I’ve been using Microsoft Office products since the mid 90’s and consider the software to be an essential part of my software productivity tool box. From my days in college typing papers using Word, consolidating and presenting data using Excel, and preparing and delivery group presentations using PowerPoint to my now 20 plus years as a working professional, the Microsoft Office suite of products have been my go-to software. I was happy to see that Microsoft offers the Home & Student edition as a one time purchase fee instead of having to pay an annual subscription. Home & Student 2019 includes exactly what I needed: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It also has OneNote, but I don’t use that software. With a single use license key, I had to download the software from Microsoft’s website. You’ll need to create a Microsoft account if you already don’t have one. The download and installation took quite a bit of time, but the process went smoothly without hiccups on my Windows 10 laptop. Once up and running, I had all the aforementioned classic programs installed. You may be wondering whether or not you need Microsoft Office in today’s environment of competing products which I will not mention. Well, it would be too much to do a comparison, so you’ll have to decide what is best for your use scenario, but for me, being in a business environment where professional looking documents, consolidation of large data, and impressive presentations are key to winning the next business contract or proposal, it’s a no brainer for me to make a small investment in the software in return for the advanced functions and features found in the Microsoft Office products. Without a doubt, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint continue to be outstanding office software, and I highly recommend Home & Student 2019.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Incremental upgrade

    Posted
    Johnnyboy84
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Microsoft 2019 is available on the market. With each release you may be asking do I need to upgrade to this years new release? Well the answer is yes and no. For the Office faithful this new version just feels natural. Now what is included in this release is the essentials which are Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Many of the other apps from the Office suite were removed in an obvious attempt to push consumers to the subscription based Office 365. For those who require Access & One Note it can be downloaded but you will have to download the 2016 version of those applications. This version of Office 2019 is not much of an upgrade from 2016. What kind of upgrades will you find in this version? There is more support for Windows ink to be exact. Now that the Surface Line of products has become popular it only makes sense. There is also minor updates like an improved inbox in Outlook where it will sort important emails from the rest. I can't help but feel that Office 2016 offered much more value to consumers & business users, Office 2019 feels neutered but again Microsoft has done this intentionally due to their business going all in on cloud services. The company has evolved to keep up with the times which is not really a bad thing. If you are looking for an upgraded version of Office with improved stylus then this product may just be for you. If you require more then you could just stay with Office 2016 but then you won't have the latest and greatest that office has to offer. Which leaves you with Office 365 as an alternative. It is nice to Microsoft still giving us consumers options. Office 2019 makes sense for those who don't want to pay monthly or annually to use the Office suite of applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still the industry standard

    Posted
    ferrari
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    While I'm not an everyday Word user, the tech updates I've gotten in the past few years have outdated my previous Office installations. I now have touch screens on both my laptop and desktop, and I needed a product that could accommodate that. Since I already had a Microsoft account, installation involved punching in the key code and downloading the software. No problems there. Once installed, the wife wanted to give it a tryout. It didn't take long for her to gravitate towards the "draw to shape" feature. This allows you to draw on the screen with a stylus or your finger for that matter, and have Word convert your hastily drawn shape into a perfect circle, square, or any other number of shapes. It didn't take her long to use the feature to create a birthday party flyer. It's sort of like having a mini version of Publisher included. Once i got to try it out, I was curious about the One Note. I had always wanted a note enabled phone since I'm so clumsy using a tiny keypad, but never got around to getting one with that feature. So this was a new experience having a device that could translate my writing. Right now I'm a beginner, but very curious as to the kind of things it can do. I used it to cut & paste a couple of lengthy emails I had to do, the spelling/grammar checks worked perfectly, as I expected them to do. Do take note that if you choose this version, it does not do updates. If you want products that update; or require multiple installs, you should investigate the Office 365 which might be a better value for you. For me, this was a massive upgrade to my antiquated copy of Office, and should serve me well for some time to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences with Office in a review. We value hearing what our customers have to say about the latest updates to Office.

      To address your curiosity with OneNote, we suggest checking out this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/onenote

      That link is dedicated to helping you enhance your ability to use and create documents within OneNote. It's filled to the brim with helpful articles, guides, videos, and more. Additionally, you can see similar pages for all the Office suite apps at our Office Support Center: https://support.office.com/

      Check it out and enjoy learning about the ways Office can empower you and your partner to achieve more.

      Take care,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    OK - BUT there is a Problem

    Posted
    APnWI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This version of Office comes with Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, which is all I wanted, however I was adding this to a new laptop that came with an Office 2016 Trial that had been pre-installed. The instructions say to uninstall previous versions of Office before installing this one. After doing that, my new laptop boots with an error message that says there is no default mail client, and I need to open MS Outlook to make it the default mail client. Unfortunately, there is no way to do that, because this version does not have Outlook. The previous version was removed with the un-installation of Office 2016 per their instructions. Based on an online search for solutions, it appears this is a common problem. Of course, I reached out to Microsoft, and they acted as though they had never heard of the issue. They attempted to resolve the issue via remote support and the message subsided for a couple days. Then it started showing up again inconsistently, which is mind boggling. Sometimes it will show up, other times it won't. Excel, Word, and PPT are fine. The Outlook error message this caused is simply annoying. I probably should have stuck with Office 2016.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft....Still My Go to Office Suite!!!

    Posted
    ExcellentEducator
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    As a user of Microsoft Office for many years, I was glad to obtain this software for review purposes. However, to my surprise, I experienced the hardest time in the install process. I was eager to replace this updated version for an older version of Office that I had for many years. I have an office account, which accessed but, when I went to install the newer version, it wouldn’t load for some odd reason, I kept getting an error message. It may very well be that the computer that I desire to put the software on which is Windows based may have some compatibility issues or just old age (the computer is a staple with sentimental value). Nonetheless, I can easily say without reservation from experience, Microsoft Office has served me well. I have used most of their versions which I know span 25 years of solid usage. As an educator, their programs have been invaluable to me from usage of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, the whole entire suite. I know this version only has Word, PowerPoint, Excel and One Note. I purchased the Office 13 suite of this version and it continues to serve me well. I am looking forward to what the newest features are that Microsoft has updated. I am sure, once I get the kinks out of ‘Old Bessie’ I will be good to go based on how well these programs have previously served me. I have tried several other office suites, but none can compare to Microsoft in ease of usage, user-friendliness, navigation, longevity, to name a few. For these stated reasons is why this program gets 5 stars from me!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello there,

      We loved reading your review and want to say thanks for taking the time to write it! As an educator, we value the work you do and want your Office experience to help you achieve more. To help, we suggest checking out this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/default.aspx

      It contains informative articles about how Office can transform your classroom experience!

      Beyond that, if you ever run into installation issues with Office again, we suggest referencing this link: https://products.office.com/en-us/office-system-requirements?rtc=1

      There, you'll find the system requirements for your Office software. There's also some helpful troubleshooting tips. That should let you know more about how and why you had a bit of trouble installing Office this go-around.

      We wish you the best with your school year!

      Sincerely,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Standard. Nice Refresh. Same Quality.

    Posted
    skylog
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Microsoft Office has been the seemingly most ubiquitous piece of computer software for as long as I can remember, and it feels just as relevant today as it did the first time I found it in my start menu. As a long-time user, I have been happy with each iteration as time went on, and this release is no exception. This version sticks to the core Office stalwarts, offering Word, Excel and Powerpoint, which will be what many will be looking for, but make sure this fits your use case. Microsoft does offer a more robust suite via their Office 365 subscription, with a similar quality experience, but again, check your use case. As for the programs themselves, they just really are the standard. While there are other options out there, none of them compare to the polished feel, breadth of features and simply, the overall quality Office brings to the table. This 2019 version gives all those programs a nice refresh and install and use is just as easy (that is very easy) as you would expect. Lastly, it is nice to know that all those old documents I have saved over the years can still be accessed. A nice piece of mind. What else is there to say? I really appreciate that Microsoft offers this stand-alone product alongside their subscription offerings. Flexibility and options are a good thing. If you are a long-time user like me, or a new user looking for home, school or work use, I think you will be pleased with Office 2019. It is a fantastic feature-rich product, is best in class, offers a great experience and is a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a novice's perspective

    Posted
    RDUNC
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I am a causal user of the MS Office products dating back several years. I've had limited previous experience with Word, Power Point and Excel both on MAC and Windows operating systems. First: Installation. After logging in to the MS account, it went fairly smoothly although it did take some time at my internet speed to download the program. Nevertheless, it was accomplished on one setting and it downloaded and worked. Second: It's a perpetual subscription, no annual fee or renewal costs although it lacks updates and new features offered on their subscription services. It also lacks Outlook, Publisher and Access applications and it limited to download on just one device. Hopefully MS will continue to offer this type of service for those who need only the "basic" or "essential" applications. Third: importing files from previous version was no problem and it went smoothly. Fourth: It contains the essentials: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. My experience with Word, Power Point, Excel was intuitive based on experience with prior versions. The spell check and grammar check functions work well. Summary: It was a welcome update to the previous versions, remained intuitive with new features for those who want to explore and build on the classic use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The latest Microsoft Office

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    Paul
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This was my first time installing and using office 2019. Microsoft has changed a few things on the installation process with the idea it would prevent people from getting more than one copy of office installed on their PC. However it caused multiple issues preventing me from installing a copy of Outlook provided by an employer. The installer does not allow you to install Microsoft Office as well as Standalone Office Products such as a copy of Outlook or PowerPoint that is purchased separately. It also will not let you install office via the Internet and then use a disc or download to install another program as it restricts you from using multiple types of media. I called Microsoft about this and they had no solutions. So when you buy office 2019 buy the version that includes everything you need or you won't be able to add single products later. I ended up using Thunderbird for email even though I had a paid copy of Outlook available to me. It seems that over the last couple versions of office more and more compatibility and installation issues have started to occur.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An essential and timeless product!

    Posted
    MacNation
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I just purchased the new microsoft office and Im very pleased with it. I had not purchased microsoft office in awhile and I noticed some cool new features. For one, microsoft provides a service that comes with MO called OneDrive, which is there cloud service. This is a neat new feature of MO because everytime you save something in the program it gives you the option of saving it in the cloud, "OneDrive," or on your hard drive. Furthermore, I purchased this product to work on my resume. MO provides excellent templates to create a modern resume and cover letter. In addition, it has templates in excel to help you organize and mange your finances. I highly recommend MO because the tools it provides are essential to anyone. Some people don't like paying for MO and like to use googles free versions of these services but you cannot work on those offline and you rely on your web browsers to utilize those programs. Anyone serious in getting all they can out of their computers I believe should own Microsoft Office especially with the new upgrades!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Office without outlook - Worst product ever

    Posted
    Raghav
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Recently purchased this since it was an one time payment and for single device. Didn't really know that there could be an office product without having all the applications in it. Bought a new lenovo x1 carbon with windows 10 pro and tried using this software product. After scratching the card and installing it I realize that it doesn't include outlook etc., highly frustrated.. :-( Even more frustrated to know that best buy won't accept a return after scratching the card.. Though microsoft was ready to process an refund only if I purchased this through microsoft website.. I have completely uninstalled the software and informed Microsoft about it as well. $119 worth of junk.. Don't know what to do with this.. Please do not purchase this unless you know what you are getting out of it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All the Needed Essentials in 1

    Posted
    EXWOLF
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This version of home and student was perfect for my needs in daily life. My laptop came with office programs pre-installed but needed a product key to keep it live after the 30 days. I was pleased to learn that this version doesn't need to be renewed every year but instead is owned outright once you purchase it. The only downfall is that it is only available for one computer and as I have 2 computers that I work on, I would've liked to have the 2 device version but will have to buy a separate license for my other device. Overall, all the essential programs that I need for school and work are in this version of home and office. I use Excel, Word, and One Note extensively so it's definitely relieving to know I will have those programs installed for the lifetime of my device. Powerpoint is also included but I don't use it as often as the other programs. In my opinion it's worth purchasing the single device product key if you work exclusively on one device.

    I would recommend this to a friend