07 november 2022 

Microsoft Office 2021 Standard vs. Professional Plus

Microsoft Office 2021 Standard vs. Professional Plus


Microsoft Office is a software program that contains several useful applications. It includes applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel. There are several applications available, it differs per version which applications are included. The most recent version of Microsoft Office is the 2021 version. There are different versions of this. This blog compares Microsoft Office 2021 Standard with Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus.


Microsoft Office 2021 Standard has plenty to offer the average user. Administrators can easily centrally control computers and accounts with the Standard version. This also applies to remote computers and virtual machines. This is only through a network connection to terminal services.
Many users can be added at once with volume activation. In addition, Microsoft Office 2021 Standard offers app telemetry, which provides automated remote measurements and collects useful data. Microsoft Office 2021 Standard includes Windows Rights Management Services (RMS). This protects digital information from unauthorized users. Below are all applications that Microsoft Office 2021 Standard has to offer.
Microsoft Office 2021 Standard includes the following applications:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • OneNote


As with the Standard version, administrators can easily centrally control computers and accounts. Many users can also be added at the same time. The Professional Plus version also offers app telemetry. Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus, like the Standard version, includes Windows Rights Management Services (RMS).
With Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus it is possible to archive e-mail from Outlook. An automatic retention policy can be drawn up for this. IT administrators can manage this centrally. With Power Pivot native and Power View it is possible to quickly compile and analyse large amounts of data. Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus also offers the capability called, site mailboxes. This allows access to SharePoint and Exchange documents from Outlook.
Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus includes the following applications:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • OneNote
  • Access (PC only)
  • Teams

  • Standard Office 2021 Professional Plus has more applications to offer than the Standard version, namely Microsoft Access (only via PC) and Microsoft Teams.
  • Archiving emails from Outlook and drawing up a retention policy is possible with the Professional Plus version, but not with the Standard version.
  • The process of data collection and analysis is more streamlined with the Professional Plus version than with the Standard version.
  • Accessing SharePoint and Exchange documents from Outlook is possible with the Professional Plus version, but not with the Standard version.

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