Office 365 License Management

Previously, Office 365 licensing allowed you to select a general license to assign during user provisioning, but you could not control which specific services were made available to the user. Admins now have the ability to specify which Office 365 services are enabled during user provisioning. For example, you could assign Microsoft E3 licenses with only Exchange and Lync enabled for your Sales team, while your Support team gets an E3 license with only SharePoint Online enabled.

To specify which services are made available to your selected user or group do the following:

  1. When assigning a user or a group to Office 365, you are now are presented with Licenses options as shown here:
Notes:
  • If you have selected a Provisioning Type of Licenses/Roles Management Only these licenses and roles are the only attributes available.

  • Office 365 licenses that do not have a status set are not displayed.

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  1. Select the services you want the selected user or group to be licensed to use.
  2. Continue provisioning as before.

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