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Licensing for virtual desktops

Users licensed with Microsoft 365 Business Premium may access Windows 10/11 Enterprise virtual desktops running on the Azure Virtual Desktop service. Learn more in the Purchasing Azure Virtual Desktop section. In addition, organizations may deploy Microsoft 365 Apps via Shared…

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Using Windows

Microsoft 365 Business Premium licenses include the rights to something often called Windows 11 Business which is a set of cloud services and device management capabilities that build on Windows 11 Pro. Customers need to be running Windows 11/10 Pro…

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Combining licenses

Organizations can combine the Microsoft 365 Business plans up to a limit of 300 users. However, it’s not entirely clear from Microsoft’s public documentation whether that means you can purchase 300 x Microsoft 365 Business Standard licenses AND 300 x…

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MICROSOFT 365 PLANS FOR SMB USERS

Microsoft 365 plans with the word “Business” in them are aimed at small and medium businesses with up to 300 users. This section is useful to understand how licenses may be combined.

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Availability of Office 365 plans

All of the Office 365 plans are available through CSP, including all the (no Teams) variants. Office 365 F3 was removed from the EA and MPSA in the August 2023 Product Terms, and the (no Teams) SKUs have not been…

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On-premises use rights

The Office 365 E1, E3 and E5 plans include rights to access licensed on-premises Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business Servers as shown below. These rights are available however a customer has purchased their licenses. There are no on-premises use…

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From SA licenses 

These are some From SA licenses available to move customers with active Software Assurance from on-premises licenses to Office 365, and you can see some examples in the table below: Note that from February 1, 2024 new customers cannot buy…

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Add-on licenses (To-cloud)

he Office 365 To-cloud Add-on User SLs are mainly available through the Enterprise Agreement but the last row, marked by a * is a special Add-on license only available through Open Value and Open Value Subscription agreements where an organization-wide…

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Step-up licenses

There are a whole host of Step-up licenses available in the EA and/or MPSA allowing customers to step-up from Exchange Online Plan 1 to Office 365 E1 for example. I have only included the Office 365 plan Step-up User SLs…

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