From insightful updates to Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, to a commanding view of their world via Outlook, Office Standard keeps your team productive and connected with familiar and intuitive tools.
Microsoft Office Standard Includes: Word Powerful writing tools help you create outstanding documents Accomplish more with an enhanced user experience save, share, print, and publish your documents with just a few clicks Add visual effects, such as shadow, bevel, glow, and reflection to your text, or turn your text into compelling diagrams.
View Detail. Excel Build a budget and track expenses with easy-to-use graphs and analysis tools that bring your finances into focus fast Make better decisions quickly with easy-to-analyze spreadsheets Improved spreadsheet tools let you more easily discover patterns and highlight trends in your data. PowerPoint Create dynamic presentations to engage and inspire your audience Captivate your audience with a polished presentation using improved tools for video- and photo-editing, dramatic new transitions, and realistic animation to help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that is as easy to create as it is powerful to watch.
OneNote Organize, store, and search your ideas, information, and notes in one place Capture text, images, video, and audio notes and put them into a searchable digital notebook Don't worry about remembering to save your work OneNote automatically saves content as you add it to your notebooks Explore and organize your notebooks more effectively with an enhanced navigation bar, and new multi-level page groups. Outlook Synchronize multiple email accounts from services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or just about any other provider Save valuable inbox space by turning dozens of email messages into just a few conversations using the new Clean Up feature Quickly find and manage large quantities of email, appointments, tasks, and contacts with Enhanced Search Tools See updates from your favorite social networking sites from right inside Outlook.
Publisher Choose from a library of pre-designed, customizable templates for publications like brochures, flyers, catalogs, business cards, postcards, and newsletters Access and download additional templates created by other Publisher users, and create and share your own templates online View the front and back of your publication simultaneously with the new Lightbox to see exactly how your document will print Improved photo-editing tools such as visual pan, crop, and zoom help you get the results you want.
Features Bring ideas to life With Office Standard , you can create rich and visual multimedia projects using familiar Office tools. Instead of learning new programs for video, photos, and charts, you can import and edit media for presentations and visualize your data right in the programs you already know. Office Standard gives you cutting-edge audio, video, and animation capabilities in PowerPoint Now they can embed, edit and format audio and video files from within PowerPoint.
Create high-impact proposals and presentations that win customers without relying on third-party multimedia tools. Office Standard helps you work more efficiently with an intuitive user interface that groups related tasks together. So you can quickly find the commands you need without learning new tools.
Excel gives you a range of powerful data visualization tools including Sparklines — tiny charts that visually summarize trends within a cell — helping you quickly gain insights into business performance. With improvements to the Notebook Navigation Bar, better text tagging, and on-the-fly grouping of similar items, you can spend less time searching for information and more time focusing on your goals. Edit and review documents, connect with team members, and stay on top of customer requests from your PC, phone, or browser.
Office Standard gives you the ability to work in more places and on more devices. Office Standard provides a Protected View feature to help defend against malware hiding in e-mail attachments and Internet files — as well as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents. Office Standard gives you information rights management features to restrict unauthorized forwarding, copying, printing, or sharing of your proprietary information, helping you safeguard your intellectual property.
Office Standard helps you access your business contacts from anywhere when you use the latest synchronization feature in Outlook with Business Contact Manager. The Business Contact Manager feature automatically copies all your business contacts into your Outlook contacts folder, and then keeps track of any changes made to those contacts.
Work better together With Office Standard , you can run your business more efficiently and securely. Meetings can be held virtually, all customer information resides in a single place for your team to access and edit, and customer information can be tracked and managed more easily to identify new business opportunities. Office Standard makes it easy to hold virtual client meetings without unnecessary cost or complexity. Broadcast presentations created in PowerPoint to anyone with access to a Web browser, whether or not they have PowerPoint on their PC.
The PowerPoint Viewer is a free, downloadable utility that opens and views PowerPoint presentations in full fidelity, and takes advantage of the new Reading Mode for faster and easier viewing of slide shows. Office Standard includes Outlook with Business Contact Manager, a customer relationship management CRM solution that lets you track all project-related documents, spreadsheets, and other information in the same place they store your contacts.
Office Standard includes Document Inspector and Expiration Date features in Word that automatically scan documents, identify potential legal issues and provide expiration dates for sensitive content. So you can feel confident the information you share with partners and customers is accurate and up-to-date. Office Standard takes care of tracking e-mail for you.
With Link and Track, you can automatically associate all incoming and outgoing e-mail with the business contact or accounts records having the same e-mail address. Hard disk.
The changes may have licensing and compliance impact for customers with existing installations. Fewer Editions, Increased Prices Visio is drawing software that customers use to manipulate and connect shapes, data sources, and process details to create flowcharts, diagrams, charts, and other business images.
Visio , the latest version, was released in conjunction with Office on Jan. Many customers deploy a standardized Office image to everyone in the organization, but Visio is generally deployed only to creators and editors of documents, while others receive a Visio viewer or a browser with read-only capability.
Visio Standard edition, containing core-level functionality, is used for individual document creation where publishing through a server is not required. Visio Professional provides additional diagrams for project management, IT, and engineering purposes as well as enhanced capabilities such as real-time connection to external data sources, advanced programmability options, and publishing to browser users, known as Visio Services in SharePoint Server Visio discontinues the Visio Premium edition last offered with Visio All features that were included in that top-tier edition, such as business rule validation, creating active and component subprocesses in diagrams, and business process modeling, have been included in Visio Professional edition.
See the illustration " Visio Software Assurance Transition ". The Visio licensing model and use rights are generally the same as Office , including updated roaming use rights. Visio Software Assurance Transitions Customers who have Visio Standard or Professional licenses with Software Assurance SA , Microsoft's subscription add-on to licenses for version upgrades and other benefits, have immediate rights to use the corresponding edition of Visio Generally, licenses with SA are converted to the latest version of a product.
Instead, additional rights are granted, allowing companies to deploy Visio Professional as a replacement. A second option enables companies to convert their Premium edition SA subscriptions to the Professional edition at renewal. Premium Has Compliance Concerns Organizations using Visio may face compliance issues if they renew Visio Premium SA at the Professional level, attempt to add additional users, or find that they have the Premium edition installed by mistake.
Downgrade rights, the ability to use a prior version or edition, to use Premium by assigning a Professional license are limited to companies deployed on Visio Premium exclusively no other edition deployed. Companies that have a mixture of Professional and Premium do not have these downgrade rights, making it difficult for such organizations to assign licensing for their Visio Premium installations. Adding users may also be problematic. Only active Enterprise Agreement EA customers who have purchased Premium previously may acquire new Visio Premium licenses, although the ability to make those purchases discontinues at the end of the EA term.
IT personnel may also find that Visio Premium has been installed unintentionally. A major contributor is that Visio uses a common default installation key for all editions, and the Premium edition is installed by default.
Customers who intended to install Standard or Professional can remediate through an administrative key update process. There are no reports of this issue for the version.
Resources The license model and use rights for Office are discussed in " Office Perpetual Licensing Largely Unchanged " on page 15 of the Jan. Visio Premium default installation and remediation steps are detailed at blogs.
The Visio Professional step-up promotion is described at www. February 11,