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Microsoft Office 2013 Suites Comparison and Licensing

This comparison only valid through the Microsoft Office 2013 Volume Licensing program.

Basically, 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.

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.

 

Office Standard 2013

Office Professional Plus 2013

Applications

   
Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.
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Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
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PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.
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OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
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Outlook 2013
Manage your email, contacts, schedules, and to-dos.
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Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications.
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Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) - -
Access 2013
Quickly create business value with browser-based apps.
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InfoPath 2013
Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms.
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Lync 2013
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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To understand the licensing please see the following document: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/D/4/3D42BDC2-6725-4B29-B75A-A5B04179958B/desktop_application_with_windows_server_remote_desktop_services.pdf

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