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This licensing brief addresses the commonly asked questions about licensing Microsoft Office suites in Microsoft Volume Licensing programs.
This brief only addresses questions about use rights for Microsoft Office for the Windows operating system acquired as a software product under a desktop application license (typically, a perpetual license). For more information about use rights for Microsoft Office acquired as a subscription service as part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus for Office 365, see the "Licensing Microsoft Office Professional Plus for Office 365” brief. To learn more about licensing Microsoft Office for Mac, see the “Licensing Windows and Microsoft Office to Use with the Apple Mac” brief.
This brief replaces a previous version published in June 2011. It has been updated to reflect the latest release of Microsoft Office.
Licensing Microsoft Office Software in Volume Licensing (PDF, 309 KB)
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