Compare suites available through volume licensing

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If you need to purchase five or more licenses, Microsoft Office offers three suites that are available through volume licensing—Office Professional Plus 2016, Office Standard 2016, and Office Standard 2016 for Mac. If you need fewer than five licenses, see the comparison page for other Office suites. We also offer Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus, a subscription service that gives you the latest version of Office plus cloud services like file sharing and storage. 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 Business or Office 365 ProPlus.

See the different applications in the three Office suites available through volume licensing and their enterprise value. The suites also differ in the level of integration with related business productivity servers.

Office Standard 2016

Best for businesses that need desktop Office applications for PC.

Office applications included

Outlook
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote
Publisher

Services

(Not included)
  • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher
  • Web versions of Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Administrators can centrally control computers and user accounts with group policy
  • Administrators can deploy software to many users at once with volume activation
  • Take control of a remote computer or virtual machine over a network connection with terminal services
  • Make decisions with app telemetry, an automated remote measurement and collection of data that you can turn into useful analytics
  • [View only] Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers

Office Professional Plus 2016

Best for businesses that need desktop Office applications for PC plus instant messaging and HD video conferencing.

Office applications included

Outlook
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote
Publisher
Access

Services included

Skype for Business
  • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, and
  • Web versions of Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations with Skype for Business. Tooltip with requirements for the Skype for Business application
  • Administrators can centrally control computers and user accounts with group policy
  • Administrators can deploy software to many users at once with volume activation
  • Take control of a remote computer or virtual machine over a network connection with terminal services
  • Make decisions with app telemetry, an automated remote measurement and collection of data that you can turn into useful analytics
  • 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. Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers
  • 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.
  • Place voice calls using the Lync client or Skype for Business 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 or Skype for Business client, and use Enterprise Voice features under VDI. Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers
  • Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers
  • Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Skype for Business Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers
  • 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. Tooltip with information about Office suite integration with business servers

Office Standard 2016 for Mac

Best for businesses that need desktop Office applications for Mac.

Office applications included

Outlook
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote

Services

(Not included)
  • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  • Web versions of Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Administrators can deploy software to many users at once with volume activation