Office Home and Student 2019

I recently purchased Office Home and Student 2019, not realizing it did not include Outlook.  As there advantages to upgrading to Office Home and Business 2019 vs. purchasing Outlook separately, other than price?

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks!

Cheryl

Hi Cheryl

No there are no advantages other than price in switching to Office Home and Business.

Most likely if you contact Microsoft Support they will credit your with your current purchase and you would just need to pay the difference between the two licences . . .

Call/Chat/Schedule a Call
https://partner.support.services.microsoft.com/...

Or choose a local Phone Number:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13948/...
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As there advantages to upgrading to Office Home and Business 2019 vs. purchasing Outlook separately, other than price?
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Hello Cheryl

The key advantage that you would have by getting H&B is that all apps are fully integrated but not sure that's worth the cost by paying for the other apps again. Personally, if I couldn't get a refund of by H&S purchase, I'd opt for purchasing Outlook to complement H&S.

Just some things to consider for sake of comparison

If you are inclined to considering getting H&B - you may want to consider the Office 365 Personal subscription which, based on current pricing, the cost would be the same over a 3yr period which will always be current and can be used on all your devices as compared to the one-time H&B which can be used on only one computer with no option to upgrade to new Office versions.

Stand-alone Outlook works out to be just shy of 2 yrs vs Office 365 Personal subscription.

Outlook
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/outlook/cfq7t...

Only mentioning the above as something to think about since the Office 365 sub provides a lot more (which may or may not be relevant to you - something only you can decide)

Office 365 Personal
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/office-365-pe...

Purely for the sake of convenience to make feature comparison easier, am including the link to Office H&B

Office Home & Business 2019
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/office-home-b...
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP 2012-2018)
http://www.contactgenie.info

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Karl provides a very reasonable summary of the options.

Outlook uses a copy of Word as it's editor.  If you get outlook as part of an Office bundle, then Word in Outlook and the Word application share things like spelling and grammar lists.  If you buy a standalone copy of Outlook, that sharing does not happen. It can be disconcerting if you expect Word to work exactly the same as in Outlook, but it doesn't.

Have you actually installed and activated Home and Student when you found out it did not have Outlook? In that case you are unlikely to get a refund. But you can still try. You could sell, or gift it to someone else then buy Home and Business.

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