Starting in Summer 2020, commercial customers can use Office 365 ProPlus (device) to assign an Office 365 ProPlus license to a Windows 10 device instead of to a user.
Education customers can do the same thing by using the Office 365 ProPlus for Education (device) license. This device-based license is designed to simplify management of Office 365 ProPlus on devices shared by many users. Anyone that signs in and uses that device can use Office 365 ProPlus to create and edit documents.
Device-based licensing for Office 365 ProPlus is available only as an add-on license for some commerical customers and some education customers. For commercial customers, the license is Office 365 ProPlus (device) and is available only through Enterprise Agreement/Enterprise Agreement Subscription. For education customers, the license is Office 365 ProPlus for Education (device) and is available only through Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES). For more information, read the blog post on education availability. For commercial availability, contact your Microsoft account representative.
Requirements for using device-based licensing for Office 365 ProPlus
The following are the requirements for device-based licensing for Office 365 ProPlus:
– Version 1907 or later of Office 365 ProPlus
– Version 1803 or later of Windows 10
– The Windows 10 device must be Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) joined or hybrid Azure AD joined.
To verify that Office 365 ProPlus and the Windows 10 device meet these requirements, do the following:
On the Windows 10 device, open an Office application, such as Word, and go to File > Account. The version number of Office 365 ProPlus that is installed on the device appears in the About section of the Product Information section.
On the Windows 10 device, from the Start menu or a command prompt, type winver and then hit Enter. The About Windows dialog appears and lists the version of Windows 10.
Sign in to the Microsoft Azure and go to Azure Active Directory > Devices. The type of join for your Windows 10 device is listed in the Join Type column.
If the Windows 10 device doesn’t appear, sign in to the Windows 10 device. Then go to Settings > Accounts > Access work or school, choose Connect, and follow the steps to join the device to either Azure Active Directory or to a local Active Directory domain.