There are two versions of Microsoft Office 2010® available through Microsoft Volume Licensing® – Standard and Professional Plus. This article looks at the differences between the two.


Microsoft Office Standard 2010® is designed specifically for individual productivity. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010® on the other hand offers a complete toolset for both individual and team productivity servers. It also connects users to key business processes.


The table below outlines the key differences between the two editions:



Office Standard 2010®

Office Pro Plus 2010®

Word® √ √
Excel® √ √
PowerPoint® √ √
Outlook® √ √
OneNote®  √
SharePoint® Workspace 
Advanced Server Integration Features  √


The Advanced Server Integration Features include:

  • Information Rights Management: Helps safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management® Services (RMS) for Microsoft Windows Server®.
  • Contextual Access to Business & Social Networking – the ability to connect to popular social networking sites through Microsoft Outlook.
  • Enterprise Content Management: Provide access to business information through integration with SharePoint 2010® – this includes document workflow smart templates that populate document metadata.
  • Publish databases and worksheets to SharePoint 2010®: Publish worksheets with high fidelity to the Web, and create Web databases with Excel Services® and Access Services®.
  • Unified Instant Messaging, Presence & Voice: Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools. Integrated with Communicator and Office Communications Server®.

Nov 2016