What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is one of many Office 365 subscription models

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Office 365 ProPlus is a business subscription plan that charges per user rather than per device and provides users with many more Office apps and services than other Office 365 options.

Office 365 ProPlus subscribers are allowed to install all of the associated Microsoft products and services on up to five Windows or Mac computers, five iOS or Android tablets, and on up to five iPhone or Android smartphones.

This subscription model can be cheaper for companies who have a small number of employees who use multiple devices. It can be more expensive for companies that have numerous employees that use only one. In the latter case, an Office 365 plan that charges per device would be a more appropriate option.

All Office 365 apps work on both Windows and Mac computers except for Publisher and Access which are Windows-only.

Which Microsoft Apps Come With Office 365 ProPlus?

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus includes the following Office apps.

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneDrive for Business
  • OneNote
  • Publisher
  • Skype for Business
  • Access

As part of the Office 365 ProPlus subscription, all of the apps get the latest software updates as soon as they're released. Mobile versions of each app, except Publisher and Access, are available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. You can use online versions of Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel on any device at any time.

In addition to all of the apps and their associated services, Office 365 ProPlus subscribers get 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive for Business.

There are also administration tools for adding and removing users and installing and updating the Office apps on multiple devices.

How Is Office 365 ProPlus Different From Office 365?

Office 365 is an umbrella term that encompasses all Office 365 subscription plans offered by Microsoft. Office 365 ProPlus is one of these many plans.

Office 365 subscription models offer Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, and Outlook for a set monthly fee. Each plan is geared towards different use cases though, such as how many people need access to the apps whether you're a home, student, or business user.

The Office 365 Business plan, for example, contains Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and OneDrive, while the Office 365 Business Premium plan comes with the same apps plus email hosting, Outlook Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft offers several different types of Office 365 plans ranging from those aimed at casual users and students to small businesses and large corporations. It's essential to take the time to choose the plan that's suitable for you or your business.

Where Can I Buy Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus isn't promoted heavily on official Microsoft websites and social media accounts and is often absent from its main Office 365 pages. It can, however, be found on its product page and purchased online there.

Office 365 Education contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams and is available to students and teachers for free.

Which Devices Support Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus and its included apps and services support Windows devices running Windows 7 and up, Android devices running KitKat (4.4.X) and above, and iOS devices running iOS 10 and higher. Office 365 ProPlus perpetually supports the two most recent versions of macOS.