Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus service delivers and maintains an up-to-date version of Microsoft Office via the cloud. This report helps technical professionals to understand how the service is different from the traditional MSI-based install and when enterprises should move to it.
- Cloud/Mobile Is Microsoft's Office Focus Going Forward
- IT Must Shift From an Episodic Office Task Force to Continual Support
- What Is Office 365 ProPlus?
- A Popular Office 365 Service
- The Standard License Includes Eight Applications (but Not Project or Visio)
- Office Professional Plus 2016 Versus Office 365 ProPlus: Similarities and Differences
- Per-User Licensing
- Click-to-Run Distribution
- New Feature Distribution Cadence: Once a Month or Every Four Months
- Support Policy: Versions Can't Be More Than Eight Months or a Year Old
- The "Gotchas" of Office 365 ProPlus
- The Installation Payload Is 1GB or Greater
- The 2013 and 2016 Versions Require Different Office Deployment Tools
- You Can't Mix Versions or Installation Technologies
- InfoPath Will Automatically Be Removed With the Installation of Office 365 ProPlus 2016
- Devices Must Connect to the Internet Every 30 Days to Renew the License
- Employees Must Use an Enterprise Version of Office 365 to Edit Business Documents on Mobile Devices
- You Must Use Shared Computer Activation to Run Office 365 ProPlus on Shared Computers, Including RDS and Pooled VDI
- Office 2016 and Its Integration With Office 365 Services
- Office 365 Groups
- Azure RMS
- OneDrive for Business
- Multifactor Authentication
- The Eight Steps for Deploying Office 365 ProPlus
- Verify the Prerequisites
- Decide on the Deployment Method (Cloud or Local Network)
- Decide on the Channel Option (Current or Deferred)
- Decide on Which Version of Office to Install (2013 or 2016)
- Decide on Whether to Use the Office Deployment Tool or Group Policy
- Decide on a Deployment Process
- Design the QA and Training Strategies
- If You're Moving to Office 365 ProPlus, Establish Governance, QA and Education Processes
- If You're Running a Highly Regulated Environment or Not Connecting to the Internet, Stay on Perpetual Software
- If You Want Office on Mobile Devices, Move to Office 365 ProPlus
- If You're Still Running Office 2007, Plan Your Upgrade Now
- If the Perpetual-License Version of Office 2010 or 2013 Is Sufficient and Paid for, Don't Move to Office 2016
- Where to Find Information About Office 365 ProPlus on Microsoft.com
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