Is There a Difference? 32-bit and 64-bit MS Office Migration

Not everyone realizes that there are two modern versions of Microsoft Office for businesses—32-bit and 64-bit versions. Do you know which version your company needs? This article will provide you with a quick guide on the primary differences between the two versions. As well as help you to determine which version is right for your business needs.  Once you’ve determined the proper version, further technologies may be needed for a seamless MS Office migration process.  Lucky for you, our team is here to help!


A look at 32-Bit

32-bit Microsoft Office is the base version that you’ll most likely use. This is the version that Microsoft recommends unless you know for sure that you require the 64-bit Office. The 32-bit version is built to handle most everyday tasks. However, the biggest drawback of the 32-bit Office is that it has a project size limit. That being said, this limit is relatively high and typically won’t affect useage. If your business utilizies spreadsheets with thousands of data points or large images, and animations in presentations, this is when you may want to consider using the 64-bit version.

A look at 64-Bit

The 64-bit office is built to handle large data sets. If you’re working with data points in the hundred thousand or even millions, 64-bit Office is most likely your best option for project completion with ease. With a slight performance boost, the 64-bit version makes functionality easier. Although it may not be noticeable, the performance boost will make Office run faster with a more responsive end result to your input. If your company develops any in-house Office add-ins or customizations, you also want to look at 64-bit Office, as per Microsoft’s recommendations.


Once you’ve decided that 64-bit Office is the best choice for your company, the next step will be implementing the migration of your existing files to the upgraded version. However, your macros and VBA code for files in 32-bit Office may not work. Luckily, Converter Technology offers a secure solution to help your MA office migration be a quick, seamless,  and easy process. Our solution finds all existing VBA code and converts it; ensuring that everything migrates smoothly. You won’t have a headache from a complicated migration, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of 64-bit Office for your business.