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Office 365 ProPlus Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. See:

This certification includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 365 ProPlus running on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.

What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Microsoft Office that's available through Office 365. It includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, and Skype for Business as well as online services such as Sway and Power Query.

Office 365 ProPlus is installed on the user's local computer using a streaming and virtualization technology called Click-to-Run. Office 365 ProPlus is not a web-based version of Office. It runs locally on the user's computer. Users don't need to be connected to the Internet all the time to use it.

What is not covered by this certification?

EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are certified with the Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook.

The following Office 365 ProPlus products are not certified with EBS 12.1 or 12.2:  

  • Office on iPad and Android devices
  • Office Online browser-based versions of Excel and Word
  • PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, and Skype for Business
  • Online services such as Sway and Power Query

Click-to-Run delivers monthly updates to Office 365 ProPlus

By default, Click-to-Run products are configured to be updated automatically every month. Users don't have to download or install updates. The Click-to-Run product seamlessly updates itself in the background.

Microsoft also offers a semi-annual channel for updates in January and July, as well as a targeted semi-annual channel in March and September.

Certification with Click-to-Run updates

Oracle certified EBS 12.1 and 12.2 in September 2017 with the latest available versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook in Office 365 ProPlus at the time.

Microsoft's updates to Office 365 ProPlus are intended to be backwards-compatible. This means that Oracle's certification with the September 2017 baseline should continue to apply to Microsoft updates in October 2017, November 2017, and so on.

It is unlikely that Oracle will be able to certify all monthly Office 365 ProPlus updates with all EBS 12.1 and 12.2 updates. Given Microsoft's stance towards backwards-compatibility, this is theoretically unnecessary.

It is expected that Oracle will continue to certify selected updates to Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook with updates to EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  

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Comments ( 6 )
  • Sameh Darwish Monday, April 16, 2018
    Does O365 work with EBS 11.5.1?
  • Steven Chan Monday, April 16, 2018
    Hi, Samesh,

    No, we haven't tried this certification. EBS 11.5.1 was released in May 2000, and Premier Support for it ended in July 2006.

    I strongly recommend that you upgrade your instance to EBS 12.2.

  • Venkata Jetty Friday, September 7, 2018
    Does Office 365 work with version 12.0.8? We are only looking for compatibility of 12.0.8 version with Office 365 to be able to use Journal upload functionality.
  • Steven Chan Friday, September 7, 2018
    Hello, Venkata,

    We have not certified EBS 12.0 with Office 365. EBS 12.0 went into Sustaining Support as of January 2015, which means that we stopped certifying new products like Office 365 with it since then.

    I would strongly recommend that you upgrade to EBS 12.2 at your earliest convenience.

  • Kasturi Geetha Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Hi Team,

    Could you please let us know as we are facing issue with PCL report output issue after upgrade to Microsoft office 365 version 1808 before this 1808 we used as 1803 then there is no issue in output relates.

    Please provide any Microsoft office 365 1808 any setup are missing as we have certified Microsoft Proversion with EBS 12.1.3.
  • Anshuman Chopra Monday, January 28, 2019
    Hello Kasturi,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

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