Microsoft Office 365 Pay-As-You-Go Flexibility - dummies

Microsoft Office 365 Pay-As-You-Go Flexibility

By Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

With pay-as-you-go licensing, your organization is able to turn on or off licensing depending on the number of users that require Microsoft Office 365. In addition, Microsoft has added flexibility for you as a user by allowing you to activate the licensing on up to five different computers at a single time.

For example, when your organization adds you as an Office Professional Plus subscriber, you can activate the software on your workstation at work, your laptop, your home computer, and your home laptop. When you buy a new computer, you will find a simple user screen where you can update the computers that Office is activated on.

This flexibility makes managing your Office Professional Plus applications and licensing as easy and straightforward as possible.

The pay-as-you-go model for Office Professional Plus is only available for Enterprise Office 365 packages. If you are part of a small organization and only need a handful of Microsoft Office licenses, then you will still buy Office the same way as you do now.

The difference now will be that your Office applications are integrated with the server products running in the cloud (SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync). In addition, you will have access to the Office Web Apps, which allow you to work with your Office documents by using a web browser.