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Differences between Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Student, Home & Business and Professional

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Microsoft Office 2021 has finally been released by Microsoft. Just like every release of Office, Microsoft Office 2021 also has various Office packages. In this blog you can read what all these packages contain and for whom which package is suitable.

Each Microsoft Office package contains several Microsoft Office applications. Microsoft Office 2021 is available in the following variants:

The table below shows the differences between the different packages.

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Microsoft Office 2021 for individuals & small businesses

There are two options for private individuals: Office 2021 Home & Student and Office 2021 Home & Business. Office 2021 Home & Business is suitable for both private and business use.

Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Student

Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Student is the basic package of the Microsoft Office 2021 series, and also contains the most used and best-known applications for individuals. Office 2021 Home & Student can be installed on 1 PC and the license is perpetual.

Which programs does Office 2021 Home & Student contain?

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

How long is the license valid?

The Office Home & Student 2021 license is a perpetual license. This means that there are no more costs after purchase, unlike with an Office 365 license.

Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Business

Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Business is more extensive than the aforementioned Home & Student and, in addition to the aforementioned applications, also contains Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Business can also be used for business purposes. This package can be installed on 1 PC and the license is perpetual

Which programs does Office 2021 Home & Business contain?

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook

How long is the license valid?

The Office 2021 Home & Business license is a perpetual license. This means that there are no more costs after purchase, unlike with an Office 365 license.

Microsoft office 2021 for business use (volume licenses)

If you want to use an Office package for business, the volume licenses of Office are suitable. These licenses and variants are suitable for companies with more than 5 users. By using Volume licenses it is possible to work flexibly, because additional users can be created at any time. It is also possible to scale down the number of users at any time so that you do not pay for unused licenses.

There is only one business Office 2021 license:

Microsoft Office 2021 Professional

 

It is also possible to use Home & Business for business purposes, but this is a retail license.

Microsoft Office 2021 Professional

Microsoft Office 2021 Professional is the most comprehensive Office 2021 package that Microsoft has released. This package is primarily intended for companies with multiple users. In addition to the applications that are included with Home & Business, it has also been decided to include Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Access with this package. These two applications only work on the computer. Office 2021 Professional has a perpetual license and is a volume license, which makes Professional the ideal Office package for bigger companies.

What programs does Office 2021 Professional contain?

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Publisher

How long is the license valid?

When purchasing Microsoft Office 2021 Professional, you will receive a perpetual license. This means that there are no more costs after purchase, unlike with an Office 365 license.

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