Office Standard & Office Professional Plus

Office Standard & Office Professional Plus

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Support for running most versions of Office applications on Windows Server will end by Oct. 2025, pushing organizations to Microsoft services for hosted session-based virtual desktops.

The next version of Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, and Office for Mac Standard is planned for the second half of 2021.

OneNote 2016, which had been removed from Office installs, will be reinstated in early 2020.

This Webinar summarizes the technical and licensing differences of Microsoft's main Office suites for enterprises.

Although Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 suites include Office365 ProPlus rather than the similar looking Office Professional Plus, under certain circumstances Enterprise Agreement customers also receive limited rights to use Office Professional Plus as well.

Chart shows licensing differences between versions of Office

Employees can buy heavily discounted applications through the Home Use Program, which received updates in Feb. 2019.