Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions and licenses are complicated. Below we’ve compiled some of the key information around how they work. This includes how to assign licenses and what happens when you assign a license. It also explains the number of devices it’s possible to install Office on.

How does pricing work?

Employers can pay for their subscription on either a monthly or an annual basis.

Depending on which license you have purchased, you’ll have access to a range of applications and services as part of your subscription. This includes Microsoft 365, Office 365 Business or Office 365 Business Premium and more. To find out more, visit our comparison page.

Customers can choose how many licenses they want. This will depend on how many staff you’re looking to cater to. Once you have the software, you’ll be able to start individual accounts for each employee and then assign a license to each person. As your company grows and changes, you can acquire more licenses or reassign to other users.

If you take up multiple subscriptions, it’s possible to assign licenses to different people for each subscription.

This means that each user is assigned to all Office 365 applications and services as part of an Office 365 Business Premium subscription. Or, a smaller group can then be assigned to Visio Online through a separate Visio subscription for example.

How many devices can you install a single version of Office on?

A subscription that includes Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium or Office 365 ProPlus allows each person to install Office on as many as 5 devices that they use personally.

For more information about Microsoft Licensing for 365 contact our team today on +44 (0)161 820 7533. They’ll be happy to share their expertise and help you to make sure that the licenses you purchase are aligned with your specific day to day requirements.