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Expect to pay more for Microsoft Office 2019

As recently reported by the tech industry press, Microsoft will be increasing the price of Office 2019 by ten percent over existing figures. As we've previously blogged, Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10, which already will force businesses using Windows 7 and 8.1 into costly and otherwise unnecessary upgrades. Add a ten percent price hike on top of this—for an incremental upgrade, and after Microsoft has reported record profits—and many business owners might reasonably question how much value for money they are truly getting.

As always, open source is here to help. LibreOffice pricing remains the same—free—and the product includes a full suite of powerful, business-grade apps. LibreOffice has excellent Microsoft Office file format compatibility—ideal for businesses looking to switch from Microsoft Office with the least amount of disruption to existing data. With Office 2019 due for release towards the end of the year, it's an ideal time to look at what LibreOffice has to offer.

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