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    Office 365: One computer, multiple users

    Some info please .... what happens when I create more than 1 user on a machine that has Office 365 installed under the licence for one of the users?

    The original user logs into Windows 8.1 and logs in, and sets up Office 365. Office works fine for that user.

    Create a new user under Windows 8.1. The Office Applications are available, but now Office 365 asks you to log in. When logged into Office 365 using a second MS user name / password, will Office 365 still work?

    As far as I know, the Office 365 licence is per machine, rather than per user. Am I correct in this assumption?

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    From the FAQ at Office 365 Home:
    "The Office 365 Home plan allows you to install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, plus 5 Windows tablets or iPads, used by up to 5 members of a household."
    From the FAQ at Office 365 Personal:
    The Office 365 Personal plan allows you to install Office on one PC or Mac, plus one Windows tablet or iPad, used by a single person.

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    Hi Joe

    Thanks - I have the Office 365 Home version.... so that would mean that I can let more than one person use it on the same machine (1 of 5).

    Great!

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    I see nothing that prevents you from installing Office in a computer in a way that it will be used by multiple accounts. Not sure whether each user account wouldn't require its own authentication, which then would use one of your allowed 5 accounts.

    You can always try it and then fix it at the Office 365 admin page, if it does use an extra account per user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photorer View Post
    As far as I know, the Office 365 licence is per machine, rather than per user. Am I correct in this assumption?
    Incorrect. Office 365 is licensed to a specific email account/user. Office 2010 and earlier are licensed to specific machines.

    I have not tried it myself, but as I understand it in theory, other Windows userids on the computer should be able to use Office 365 installed on your machine.

    However, with Office 365 Home Premium, you also have the option of "inviting" up to 4 other people to share your Home license. They will be able to install and use 365 on any machine also. You will be limited to using your license with it installed/activated on a max of 5 machines at a time, but you have control to "deactivate" any current installation.

    VIDEO 1:02 MINUTE: INSTALL OFFICE 365 ON MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/su...102901468.aspx
    You can install your Office 365 2013 Home premium license on up to 5 devices. On each of those devices, multiple family members can have Windows accounts to access the Office apps you installed. You can install Office 365 Home Premium on up to five Mac or PC computers. You can even install it on a family member’s computer. Before you start, check the system requirements to make sure your computer can run Office. You will access https://www.office.com/myaccount

    2014 02 04- NEW METHOD OF SHARING YOUR OFFICE 365 SUBSCRIPTION - INVITE - INVITATION
    http://office-watch.com/t/n.aspx?a=1997
    How to share your Office licenses around to the family.
    An Office 365 Home Premium subscription has always come with 5 licenses for Office desktop software (Office for Windows or Mac).
    Originally you could only access those installs by login to the purchasers Microsoft account. That wasn’t a great idea because it meant giving your password to another member of the family to let them install Office.
    Now the owner/purchaser of Office 365 Home Premium can nominate up to 4 other people (household/family members according to the license) who can install Office desktop software.

    Click on Add user and enter the email address of the person.
    Tip: ask them what email address they have, if any, linked to an existing Microsoft/Hotmail/Outlook.com account. That’s the most convenient address to use for linking to the subscription because no new account has to be created. The extra 1TB (recently upgraded from original 20GB limit) of OneDrive (formerly Skydrive) space is added to their existing OneDrive allowance.

    INITIAL INSTALL OFFICE ON YOUR PC OR MAC WITH OFFICE 365 - HTTPS://WWW.OFFICE.COM/MYACCOUNT
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/o...102822111.aspx
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    MANAGING OFFICE 365 INSTALLATIONS: ACTIVATING, DEACTIVATING, AND REACTIVATING
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_re...ctivating.aspx - note: Although this article refers to Pro Plus, the process is the same for other Office 365 bundles
    DHB 28 Nov 2012 9:39 AM

    (NOTE: The general ideas in this article apply to all versions of Office 365)

    Being able to install and use Office on up to 5 PCs at the same time is one benefit of your organization having an Office 365 subscription with Office 365 ProPlus. For example, a user could have Office installed on the following computers:
    • a desktop computer in her office
    • a laptop that she uses when traveling
    • a home computer

    Even though Office is installed on three different computers, only one Office 365 license is used.

    So how do you manage to keep track of all these installations? What happens if the user already has Office installed on 5 computers, but needs to install Office on another computer?

    This blog post will cover both the user experience of managing Office 365 ProPlus installations and what aspects the Office 365 administrator can control. Why are we focusing on the user experience in a blog for IT Pros? As you will see, the Office 365 user, not the administrator, actually plays the central role in managing Office 365 ProPlus installations. But administrators will need to be prepared to answer questions from users about such things as activation and deactivation, because these will be new and unfamiliar concepts for most users.

    As we go through the user experience in this blog post, we will provide some administrator-specific information. And the blog post finishes up with additional information for the administrator to consider for managing Office 365 ProPlus installations.

    This article includes following subtitles:
    • Viewing a list of Office 365 installations
    • Activating an Office 365 installation
    • Deactivating an Office 365 installation
    • Reactivating an Office 365 installation
    • Some considerations for Office 365 administrators

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    I think this is a different version of this question:

    I have Home premium with 5 "installs". If I use my own account to install on a desktop and a laptop, then distribute 3 invitations to 3 individuals, have I used all five.

    I am confused between 5 users and 5 machines. If one user installs on 2 machine using the same account, is that one or two installs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavWein View Post
    I think this is a different version of this question:

    I have Home premium with 5 "installs". If I use my own account to install on a desktop and a laptop, then distribute 3 invitations to 3 individuals, have I used all five.

    I am confused between 5 users and 5 machines. If one user installs on 2 machine using the same account, is that one or two installs?
    5 installs means 5 machines, so it seems you have used all your licences.
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