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Licensing brief: Licensing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription service in Volume Licensing

Applies to all Enterprise Agreement, Enterprise Subscription Agreement, and Enrollment for Education Solutions


This Microsoft licensing brief addresses commonly asked questions about licensing the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription service through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. This brief will help clarify the differences between use rights for Office 365 ProPlus acquired as a subscription service to Office acquired as a software product (Office 2016) under a desktop application license (typically, a perpetual license).
This brief only addresses questions about Office 365 ProPlus use rights. For more information on desktop application licenses for Microsoft Office, see the Licensing Microsoft Office software in Volume Licensing brief.

What’s new in this brief

This brief replaces the “Licensing Microsoft Office Professional Plus for Office 365” brief published in November 2013. The content has been updated to reflect the release of Windows 10 and updates to Office 365 ProPlus services.

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