Excel 2019 vs Excel 2016: What's the Difference?

Office 2019 (of which Excel is a part) was created for users who neither need nor want constant feature updates and who do not rely on on cloud-based applications and prefer to store their data locally (presumably on a corporate network). Office 2019 is offered as a onetime purchase and not as part of an ongoing monthly or annual Office 365 subscription, as is normally the case with Office 2016. The Excel app in Office 2016 is regularly updated depending upon the schedule set up as part of your Office 365 subscription. Currently, the feature set in Excel 2019 (Version 1904, Build 11601.20178) and Excel 2016 (Version 1906, Build 11702.20000) are identical.

Excel 2019 and 2016 For Dummies Titles by Greg Harvey

Excel 2019 For Dummies

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This book covers the basics of using Microsoft's latest "on-premises" version of Excel. Excel 2019, which runs only under Windows 10, is designed for business users who do not rely on cloud-based apps and data storage. Unlike its Office 365 counterpart (see Excel 2016 For Dummies below), Excel 2019 is a one-time install that does not receive regular feature updates.

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Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies

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This book goes beyond the basics to introduce you to the whole range  of features offered in Excel 2019. Topics covered include worksheet design, Excel formulas and functions, charts and graphics, worksheet collaboration and review, data analysis and management, and macros and VBA programming.

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Excel 2016 For Dummies

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This book covers the basics of using Microsoft's latest version of its Office 365 subscription based version of Excel. Depending upon your Office 365 update schedule, your version of Excel will regularly receive feature updates. 

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Excel 2016 All-In-One For Dummies

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This book goes beyond the basics to introduce you to the whole range  of features offered in Excel 2016. Topics covered include worksheet design, Excel formulas and functions, charts and graphics, worksheet collaboration and review, data analysis and management, and macros and VBA programming.

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