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Microsoft Office Professional Plus For Office 365

Microsoft Office Professional Plus for Office 365 (opens in new tab) utilises Office 2010 to deliver applications to users, which are seamlessly connected and delivered through the cloud enabling them to access their documents, emails, calendar, contacts, etc. from virtually anywhere. Office Professional Plus includes Office Web Apps allowing users to make minor changes to the documents right from the web browser.

What all is included in Office Professional Plus?

Office Professional Plus includes the following Office 2010 applications:

- Access 2010

- InfoPath 2010

- Outlook 2010

- Publisher 2010

- Word 2010

- Excel 2010

- OneNote 2010

- PowerPoint 2010

- SharePoint Workspace 2010

- Lync 2010


With Office Professional Plus, users have at their disposal the powerful Office application anywhere and at anytime. Office Web Apps allows users to review documents and make necessary changes while on the move. Office Web Apps (opens in new tab) is supported through virtually any device that has a browser. Through Office Professional plus, users can work together on documents through co-authoring and also share slideshows by broadcasting them. Outlook also supports the social connector through which users can stay up to date without having to navigate away from their Outlook. Office Professional plus incorporates different tools for the daily needs of professionals through which it also allows for photo and video editing; capture of text, images, audio and video; visualisation and analytical tools, etc.

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps are the online counterparts of desktop based Word (opens in new tab), Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office Web Apps have been designed to work with effectively any device with a browser. Some of the supported browsers are: Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Safari 4 and later, Firefox 3.5 and later. Mobile device browsers are also supported: Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile 6.5, 6.1, 6 and 5, Safari 4 on iPhone 3G/S and onwards, BlackBerry 4.x and later, etc.

Integration with Servers & Services

With new and enhanced capabilities of Office Professional Plus, users can tract, report and share vital information that would enable to enhance their day to day working and collaboration along with increase in productivity. Some of the server integration related capabilities include:

- Access to business and social networking, Integrated Electronic Forms, Integrated Enterprise Content Management, Publishing to data insights; all through SharePoint Online or on-premises SharePoint server.

- Unified messaging, presence and voice through Lync Online.

- Managed Email and Retention Policy through Exchange Online and last but not the least

- Information Rights Management (IRM) and policy capabilities through Windows Live ID or Windows Server.

Provisioning Office Professional Plus Users

Administrators of Office 365 (opens in new tab) service have the capability of provisioning users for Office Professional Plus by assigning a license to a user in the Office 365 Portal. Once provisioned, users can download Office Professional Plus from the Information Worker Portal. If administrator wants to provide for a central download of Office Professional Plus, that is also possible through a central share site. Users can download the setup then run the setup files from this location or administrators can automatically deploy the setup using in-house deployment tools.

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