Compare the Differences Between Office Applications Suites

 

Description

Cloud SaaS

Volume Open Licensing

Retail Pack

Options
  • Office 365 Business
  • Office 365 Pro Plus
  • Office Standard OLP with and without Software Assurance
  • Office Professional OLPwith and without Software Assurance
  • Office 2016 Home/Student
  • Office 2016 Home/Business
  • Office 2016 Professional
PaymentPay as you use – monthly/yearlyOne-Time Purchase with optional to buy

Software Assurance every 3 years

One-Time Purchase
ActivationOnline/Email RegistrationOnline/KeyOnline/Email Registration
PriceBest ValueMost ExpensiveBest Value
Ease of Managing Licenses and Ability

to Terminate/Transfer Licenses

EasiestEasiestFairly Difficult
Ability to invoke or recover loss licenses

during loss/theft of workstation

EasiestNot possibleFairly Difficult
Transfer across Platform (PC/Mac)YesYesNo
Multiple Software Licenses for

User Multiple Devices

Up to 5 workstation (PC/Mac)

Up to 5 mobile devices (Andriod/IOS)

1 device only1 device only

Compare the Differences Between

Office 365 Business and 

Office 365 Pro Plus

(Cloud SaaS)

Office 365 Business

Always have the latest versions of
office-365-apps

  • Capture your ideas however you work best—using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.

  • Easily format information in Excel with tools that recognize your pattern and autocomplete data.

  • Easily incorporate content from PDFs to create your own great-looking Word documents.

  • Design customized marketing materials that fit your brand and customers.

Office 365 ProPlus

Always have the latest versions of
office-365-apps-proplus

  • Capture your ideas however you work best—using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.

  • Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just as you do in familiar Word documents.

  • Keep track of comments in Word documents and mark them as done with the new reply button.

  • Convert your data into a chart or table in two steps or less so you can analyze it faster, and then preview it with different formatting.

  • Embed Excel spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, photos, and almost any other kind of computer file, in your OneNote notebooks.

  • Share your PowerPoint presentation over the web by sending a link to it.

  • Design customized marketing materials that fit your brand and customers.

Compare the Differences Between 

Office Standard OLP and 

Office Pro Plus OLP 

(Volume Licensing)

What is Software Assurance?

Software Assurance (SA) benefits help you take full advantage of your investments in IT. A comprehensive program that includes a unique set of technologies, services, and rights to help deploy, manage, and use Microsoft products efficiently, Software Assurance helps keep your business up to date and ready to respond quickly to change and opportunity.

Why we need Software Assurance?

You make significant investments in IT, and Software Assurance from Microsoft helps you take fullest advantage of the value your investments can bring. Save time and money with the right tools, training, and support to help empower your people, optimize your technology, and unlock the full potential of your investments in Microsoft technologies. Software Assurance helps you with the following:

  • Reduce software and services costs with rights to new software releases and cost-efficient upgrades.
  • Use consulting services to plan new, on-premises and cloud-based deployments.
  • Improve operational efficiency through access to unique technologies and licensing rights.
  • Increase overall user productivity with instructor-led technical training and online end-user training.
  • Maintain an available and responsive IT infrastructure with around-the-clock support.

To learn more about the advantages of Software Assurance, download the Software Assurance at a glance (PDF, 326 KB).

Discover the unique benefits and value that Software Assurance can provide for your business.

Compare the Differences Between

Office 2016 Home/Student,

Office 2016 Home/Business and

Office 2016 Professional 

(Retail)

Office Home & Student 2016

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

OneNote

Office Home & Business 2016

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

OneNote

Outlook

Office Professional 2016

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

OneNote

Outlook

Publisher

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