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Microsoft Office 2016 Standard

Microsoft Office 2016 Standard contains Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote.

Runs on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Lifetime license for 1 User, 2 x Computers.

Software can be transferred to another computer.

Available as Download and on Disc.

Ideal for Software Audits.

Includes free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2019 Standard.

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£350.00 + VAT

£420.00 inc VAT

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Download This software is downloaded. If you don't like to download we can do it for you and mail it to you on a disc at no charge.
Windows This software runs only on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It won't run on Windows Vista and it won't run on Windows XP.
License Type This is a perpetual license. That means that it does not end. It also means that you only pay once for it. It is not a subscription license.

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Comparison table for Microsoft Office 2016 editions

Edition of Microsoft Office

Commercial Price

Discounted Price for Churches, Charities, Schools

Can use for Work

Lifetime License


Included Apps

Office Home and Student





1 PC

Office Home and Student apps

Office Home and Business





1 PC

Office Home and Business apps

Office Standard for Mac





2 PC

Office Standard for Mac apps

Office Standard





2 PC

Office Standard apps

Office Professional





1 PC

Office Professional apps

Office Professional Plus





2 PC

Office Professional Plus apps

Installation on 2 PCs: You can install Office Standard, Office Standard for Mac, and Office Professional Plus on two computers, as long as the two computers are used primarily by one user and at least one of the computers is a laptop. You can install Office Professional, Office Home and Business, and Office Home and Student only on one computer.

Commercial Price: This is the price for individuals and commercial organisations.

Discounted Price for Church, Charities, Schools: This is the price we can offer to churches, charities, schools, their staff and volunteers for these editions of Microsoft Office.

Work: The Office Home and Student Edition cannot, according to its license, be used for commercial, non-profit, or revenue-generating activities.

Prices: All prices include VAT.

About the apps in the Microsoft Office editions

Microsoft Access icon Access is a database program for holding and controlling information
Excel app Excel is a spreadsheet
OneNote app OneNote is for your notetaking

Outlook app Outlook handles your emails and calendar
PowerPoint app PowerPoint creates slide shows
Publisher app Publisher creates leaflets and other promotion

Skype appSkype is for phone calls and video calls
Word app Word is for your letters and other documents

The Pros and Cons of Microsoft Office 2016 Standard

Pros Cons


Has the apps most people will need, including the very popular and easy-to-use Microsoft Publisher.


Expensive if purchased at the commercial price


Excellent value if purchased at the discounted price


Being able to install Office Standard on two computers is equivalent to buying 2 x Office Home and Business so that you can install it on 2 x computers


Lifetime license means only having to pay once for it


Can be transferred to a replacement computer.

Summary of the editions of Microsoft Office

For those who will use Access or Skype, and can get it at the discounted price, Microsoft Office Professional Plus is the must-have buy.

For those who can get the discounted price but won't use Access or Skype, the cheaper Microsoft Office Standard is the one to get. It is certainly very popular with those in the know.

For those who are not eligible for the discounted price and need Office for work, the likely choice is the popular Office Home and Business. Only if you really need Access is it worth forking out another £100 for Office Professional.

The cheapest edition of Office, Home and Student is ideal for homework and personal stuff such as writing CVs with Word, keeping on top of personal finances with Excel, and some schools like homework done in PowerPoint. It also includes the very useful OneNote.

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Nine important reasons why this Microsoft Office 2016 Standard is such a good deal

1. Value You get a lifetime license. And you get a better package of software than you do with Office Home and Business 2016. You get all the programs in Home and Business 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote) plus the magnificent and popular Publisher for all your promotion needs. Plus Office Standard has other advantages over Home and Business. Look:

2. Install on two computers You can install this Office 2016 Standard on two computers, as long as the two computers are used primarily by one user and at least one of the computers is a laptop. With Home and Business you can only install on one computer.

3. Windows 10 This Office 2016 Standard runs on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7. But it does not run on Windows Vista and Windows XP. For Windows Vista and Windows XP, get Office 2010 Standard.

4. Choice of 32-bit or 64-bit Ms Office 2016 Standard is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You don't have to choose when you buy. You choose when you download from the secure Microsoft website.

What is more, if you, say, download the 32-bit version and decide later to try the 64-bit version, you can go back and download that one and install it. And if, later still, you yearn for the 32-bit version, simply return to the secure Microsoft website and download it.

5. You can transfer it to a replacement computer Not all Microsoft Office editions allow you to transfer them to new computers. But this one does. With this Office 2016 Standard, you can remove it from your old machine and install it on your new one.

6. Gives you peace of mind Do you sometimes lose things? Well, with this Standard edition of Office 2016, Microsoft keep your product key (which you need to activate the software) secure for you so that if you ever lose it, you can get it back again from their secure website. Of if you lose the software, you can always download it again from the Microsoft secure website.

7. License comes from Microsoft This makes this Office Standrd ideal for software audits as no one can dispute its legality.

8. Available as downnload and on disc Although the software comes as a download we can if you wish, download it for you, burn it onto a disc and mail it out to you. We won't charge for this, by the way.

9. Free upgrade Includes free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2019 Standard.

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