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If you need to purchase five or more licenses, Microsoft Office offers two suites that are available through volume licensing—Office Professional Plus 2013 and Office Standard 2013. If you need fewer than five licenses, see the comparison page for other Office suites. We also now offer Office 365 ProPlus, a subscription service that gives you the latest version of Office plus cloud services like business-class email and web meetings. If you want an always-up-to-date version of Office you can access anywhere and productivity services that you can deploy and manage the way you want, consider Office 365 ProPlus.


The following table illustrates the different applications in the two suites and their enterprise value. The suites also differ in the level of integration with related business productivity servers.

Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.

Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.

PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.

OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.

Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.

Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.

Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.

InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.

Lync 2013
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value

Group policy

Volume activation

Terminal service

App telemetry

Compliance and archiving
Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.

Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.

Enterprise voice
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.

Information rights management and policy capabilities
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.

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Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.

Collaboration
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.

Office Standard 2013

Word 2013
Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.
Excel 2013
Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.
OneNote 2013
OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.
Publisher 2013
Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Access 2013
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.
InfoPath 2013
InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.
Lync 2013
Lync 20131
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value

Group policy
Volume activation
Terminal service
App telemetry
Compliance and archiving1
Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.
Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.
Enterprise voice1
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.
Information rights management and policy capabilities1
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.

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Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.
Collaboration1
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.

Office Professional Plus 2013

Word 2013
Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.
Excel 2013
Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.
OneNote 2013
OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.
Publisher 2013
Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Access 2013
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.
InfoPath 2013
InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.
Lync 2013
Lync 20131
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value

Group policy
Volume activation
Terminal service
App telemetry
Compliance and archiving1
Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.
Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.
Enterprise voice1
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.
Information rights management and policy capabilities1
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.
Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.
Collaboration1
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.
Word 2013
Word 2013

Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.

Excel 2013
Excel 2013

Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.

PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013

Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.

OneNote 2013
OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.

Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.

Publisher 2013
Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.

Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Access 2013
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.

InfoPath 2013
InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.

Lync 2013
Lync 20131
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value
Group policy

Volume activation

Terminal service

App telemetry

Compliance and archiving1

Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.

Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.

Enterprise voice1
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.

Information rights management and policy capabilities1
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.

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Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.

Collaboration1
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.

Office Standard 2013

Word 2013
Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.
Excel 2013
Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.
OneNote 2013
OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.
Publisher 2013
Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Office Online

(Word, Excel,

PowerPoint,

OneNote)

Access 2013
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.
InfoPath 2013
InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.
Lync 2013
Lync 20131
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value

Group policy
Volume activation
Terminal service
App telemetry
Compliance and archiving1
Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.
Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.
Enterprise voice1
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.
Information rights management and policy capabilities1
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.

(View only)

Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.
Collaboration1
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.

Office Professional Plus 2013

Word 2013
Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.
Excel 2013
Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.
OneNote 2013
OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.
Publisher 2013
Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.
Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Office Online

(Word, Excel,

PowerPoint,

OneNote)

Access 2013
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.
InfoPath 2013
InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.
Lync 2013
Lync 20131
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value

Group policy
Volume activation
Terminal service
App telemetry
Compliance and archiving1
Archive email right from Outlook—no .pst files needed—and set retention policies that automatically archive or delete email. IT admins can centrally manage the In-Place Archive and eDiscovery. Prevent loss of sensitive data via email with Outlook Policy Tips and Exchange Data Loss Prevention. Scan spreadsheets for errors and inconsistencies with Inquire in Excel, and view audit trails with Spreadsheet Compare.
Business intelligence
Streamline integration and manipulation of large volumes of data from various sources and perform rapid analysis using Power Pivot native in Excel. Explore different cuts and views of data in a click in a pivot table or pivot chart. Compile data, charts, and graphs into a single, interactive Power View.
Enterprise voice1
Place voice calls using the Lync client, initiate a call from the contact list by typing a name or number, or use a dial pad to initiate PSTN calls. Easily switch a call between devices, park calls, access voicemail from the Lync client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI.
Information rights management and policy capabilities1
Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.
Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1
Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.
Collaboration1
Increase collaboration and improve team productivity with site mailboxes. Access project-related email in Exchange and documents in SharePoint, all from within Outlook, with access restricted to team members who have the right permissions.

1The suites provide different levels of integration with business productivity servers. Contact a Microsoft Certified Partner to find the best solution for your needs.

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