Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus VS Office 365 Small Business Premium

Hi,
 
 It appears that both provide latest Word/Excel/Outlook/Publisher/Powerpoint with 1 year subscription.
 But there is a bit of difference between them. MS Office 365 Pro Plus is about $150 a year per user whereas with Small Business Premium (<$90 on amazon.com),  you can install it up to 5 PCs or devices. It is the same software, if I am reading it right.

 What would be advantage of going with Pro Plus over Small Business Premium?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you observe correctly. I use Small Business and get Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher and One Note via subscription and it serves my needs well. Pro Plus has Lync and like tools which I do not need right now. I am happy with what I have.

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Echo_SCommented:
Where do you see Pro Plus? I can't find that in any of the packages for sale right now.
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Damien KayCommented:
I would like to add some clarification to this question...

The versions of Office 365 Subscriptions that you are seeing on Amazon have been renamed by Microsoft, so I am not sure how they can keep re-selling them as-is.  

The current Business Plans for Office 365 can be seen here:    http://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-more-office-365-for-business-plans

The "Small Business Plans" were renamed to simply "Business" plans, and the "Enterprise" plans are mostly the same.  These two TIER's should not be mixed if you go to purchase...

The product you saw advertised for "5 PC's" was limited to ONE USER on 5 PC's and 5 tablets, and therefore only ONE EXCHANGE ACCOUNT.    From Amazon:  "Use Office on more devices: for 5 PCs or Macs, plus 5 iPads or Windows tablets for a single user."

If you are planning on using a single email domain for multiple users, you probably do not want to buy from Amazon...

Hope this helps!
Echo_SCommented:
Yea, to follow up with what damienkay is saying, if you look at the Microsoft Office site you can see the product feature tables. I think these provide a good overview of what's what, then you can look into the details for whatever option interests you.

Here's personal/home Office options (for one user, even though with 365 Home you can install on multiple devices)
http://products.office.com/en-us/compare-microsoft-office-products

Here's "business" (which is really "small business" -- up to 300 users)
http://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans

Here's small business and enterprise (ah. I see Pro Plus listed in Enterprise)
http://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-more-office-365-for-business-plans
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
With the Office 365 subscription  you get a Office. Since most users have multiple devices, the subscription version allow a single user to install it up to 5 devices.  This does NOT mean 5 separate users.  If you have a Desktop at work, Desktop at home,  Laptop, and  Surface Pro Tablet then you would need to purchase 4 licenses of office.  Since a single person (users) can  work on a single device at a time, Microsoft grant a 5 device license for the Office 365 subscription son you would be able to have office on all your devices. The key is that you can be using only one of the up to 5 installs at a time.

It seems that Microsoft's goal is to have you  store your data in the Microsoft cloud and  easily switch between your devices So it makes sense that you would need to have your personal license of office (not shared with others0 on your Desktop at work, Desktop at home,  Laptop, and  Surface Pro Tablet
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@sglee  - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
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