Office Professional Plus 2007 (Includes Software Assurance)


Office Professional Plus 2007 is part of the Microsoft Office system, an integrated collection of programs, servers, and services designed to work together to enable optimized information work.

The Professional Plus suite includes:

  • Microsoft Office Access 2007: A relational database management system that helps information workers track and report information
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007: A unified communications client that works in conjunction with Office Communications Server 2007 to enable users to talk to each other using instant messaging (IM), voice, or video and to switch back and forth between modes
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007: A spreadsheet application with data analysis and visualization tools
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007: An information-gathering program using electronic forms deployed through Web browsers, email messages, or mobile devices
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: A time and information manager that integrates email, calendar, contacts, and tasks
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007: A presentation graphics program with capabilities for text effects, sound, and animation
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007: A desktop publishing program that allows people with basic layout skills to create a wide variety of publications for desktop printing, commercial printing, email distribution, or viewing on the Web
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007: A full-featured word-processing program

The Standard suite offers the core applications Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

In the 2007 version, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word have a new user interface. For example, menus and toolbars are replaced by the Ribbon, a set of tabs that display commands that apply to particular types of tasks. Some tabs are contextual, appearing only when a relevant task is being performed.

Improved integration with Windows SharePoint Services helps to reduce the complexity of working together on documents through centralized document storage, version tracking, and feedback management.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • Office Themes help ensure a consistent appearance when you create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • SmartArt diagramming and enhanced charting capabilities make it easy to create professional-looking diagrams and charts. In addition, it is now easy to apply shading, reflections, glow, transparency, and other 3-D effects.
  • The Document Inspector feature makes it easy to remove "invisible" information such as comments, hidden text, and properties in Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations, so work can be shared with confidence.
  • A free add-on from Microsoft allows users of most Office applications to save or export files as PDF or XPS documents.

Acquiring the Installation Media and License Key: Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. Installation media will be shipped to you free of charge.

The license allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received donations for. This quantity is specified in the donation email sent to your organization email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received. A separate email will give you information about obtaining your license key.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.



  • 500-MHz (or higher) processor
  • 256 MB or more RAM
  • 2 GB available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768-pixel (or higher) display
  • CD or DVD drive


  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later; Windows XP with SP2; Windows Vista
  • For Communicator — connectivity to Office Communications Server 2007
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, 32-bit browser only

Additional requirements for some features or advanced functionality:

  • For speech recognition — close-talk microphone and audio output device
  • For certain advanced functionality in Outlook 2007 — connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later
  • For Information Rights Management features — access to Windows Server 2003 with SP1 running Windows Rights Management Services
  • For certain inking features — Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • For certain advanced collaboration functionality — Connectivity to Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Windows SharePoint Services or Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • For Instant Search — Windows Desktop Search 3.0
  • For Dynamic Calendars — server connectivity
  • For PowerPoint Slide Library — Office SharePoint Server 2007