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Office 365 ProPlus is one of the subscription service plans in the new Office. It is productivity software (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business) that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer.

Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Office that’s available through Office 365. It includes the applications that you’re familiar with, including Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Skype for Business, and Word. You can use these applications to connect with Office 365 services such as SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Skype for Business Online.

Office 365 ProPlus is available as a standalone offering, or as part of other Office 365 plans, such as Office 365 Enterprise E3.
Project and Visio aren’t included with Office 365 ProPlus, but are available from other Office 365 plans.
Even though Office 365 ProPlus is a lot like other versions of Office, there are differences, including for Deployment differences and Licensing differences.
The most significant difference is that Office 365 ProPlus is updated regularly, as often as monthly, with new features, unlike non-subscription versions of Office.

You can use Office 365 ProPlus with supported versions of Exchange Server (Exchange Server 2013 or later) or SharePoint Server that are installed on-premises in your organization. Or, if they’re part of your Office 365 plan, you can use Office 365 ProPlus with Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

Users can store the files they create with Office 365 ProPlus on their local computers or elsewhere on your network, such as a SharePoint site. Office 365 also provides cloud-based file storage options,

Office 365 ProPlus isn’t the same as Office Online. Office Online lets users open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote documents in a web browser. Office Online is included with all Office 365 plans.

What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is one of the subscription service plans in the new Office. It is productivity software (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business) that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service that allows people to access Office experiences on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on their mobile devices. Traditional Office installations were tied to the computers they were installed on. Office 365 ProPlus enables flexible new deployment options that IT and/or individual users can choose from to install Office.

What is the difference between Office 365 ProPlus and Office Professional Plus 2016?

Both Office Professional Plus 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus deliver the same application experiences. However, Office Professional Plus 2016 is a traditional Office installation that is tied to the computers it is installed on and it is available through volume licensing only. A user-based service, Office 365 ProPlus is available as a subscription.

Why would I choose Office 365 ProPlus over Office Professional Plus 2016?

Office 365 ProPlus offers several advantages compared to Office Professional Plus 2016.

  • Office Professional Plus 2016 uses Windows Installer Package (MSI)-based installation. Office 365 ProPlus uses Click-to-Run installation and software update management. With Click-to-Run, you can:
  • Have Office up and running fast—often in under two minutes.
  • Run existing Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007 and Office 2003 applications while you install the new Office, so you don’t have to interrupt your users’ work.
  • Download new features and updates more frequently, with time to test and validate releases before fully deploying them.
  • Get updates delivered to users without interruption. Updates are cached in the background and the next time a user closes and re-opens the Office application, it is up to date.

Office Professional Plus 2016 is connected to the hardware or device it is installed on. Office 365 ProPlus is connected to the user, which offers these advantages:

  • Users can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs concurrently and they will have access to mobile Office experiences across smartphones, tablets and other devices they use.
  • Your organization may also have the flexibility to treat Office as an operational cost instead of a software asset.
  • If you are implementing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy, Office 365 ProPlus lets you de-activate Office on user-owned devices when people leave the organization, or if their devices are compromised.

Office 365 ProPlus includes all the great Office application experiences you expect, with added flexibility for modern users and IT needs.

Do I need an Internet connection to use Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is designed to run locally on PCs, so a persistent connection to the Internet is not required. IT administrators can also deploy Office and Office software updates using software distribution tools and infrastructure in more traditional private cloud environments.

Because Office 365 ProPlus is pivoted on an active user account, the Office desktop applications perform a daily check for user account status using the Internet.

This gives your organization the ability to de-provision Office from user-owned devices if they leave your organization. Office 365 ProPlus can be easily configured to use your email, collaboration and directory services infrastructure, if you prefer to manage those services on-premises.

Do I have control over software updates if I use Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, you can configure Office 365 ProPlus to apply only the software updates you have tested and validated. You can manage software updates completely in-house, either by using familiar software distribution tools or by directing Office 365 ProPlus to check for updates at your file shares or URLs.

Office 365 Pro Plus includes

Office on PCs, tablets and phones

Enjoy a fully installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, iPad® and Android™ tablets and most mobile devices. Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones.

File storage and sharing

OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere and that syncs with their PC/Mac for offline access. Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file.

Office online

Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Excel documents from a browser.

Professional digital storytelling

With Sway, a new Office 365 app, easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more from your phone, tablet or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen.

Self-service business intelligence in excel

Do more with the tool you already know: Excel. Discover and connect to data with Power Query, model and analyze this data with Power pivot and visualize insights in interactive reports and maps with Power View and Power Map.

What is the difference between Office 365 ProPlus and Office Professional Plus 2019?

Office 365 is a subscription that comes with premium apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access available on PC only). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. Office 365 also comes with services like 1TB of OneDrive storage, 60 Skype minutes per month, and Microsoft chat and phone support. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.

Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that comes with classic apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for PC or Mac, and does not include any of the services that come with an Office 365 subscription. One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price.

Monthly updates
Fully-installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac, OneNote (features vary), and Access and Publisher (PC only).

Office online
Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents right from a browser.

Self-service business intelligence
Do more with the tool you already know: Excel. Discover and connect to data with Power Query, model and analyze this data with Power Pivot, and visualize insights in interactive reports and maps with Power View and Power Map.

Works across multiple devices
Get the fully installed Office apps on multiple PCs/Macs, tablets, and phones (including Windows, iOS, and Android).

1TB secure cloud storage
Get 1TB (1024GB) of OneDrive cloud storage, to edit and share documents, photos, and more from anywhere, on all your devices.

Professional digital storytelling
With Sway, a new Office 365 app, easily create engaging, interactive, web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more – right from your phone, tablet, or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen.