Posted by: kurtsh | December 19, 2018

NEWS: Office “Dual Use Rights” for Microsoft 365 E3/E5 to be retired 8/1/19

imageThe Office “dual use rights” policy will be retired as of August 1, 2019. The “dual use rights” policy provides Microsoft 365 customers with the ability to use a perpetual installation of Office (aka Office Professional Plus – the static .MSI version, in the case of Office 2016) in lieu of Office 365 ProPlus if they qualify for the “From SA” SKU.

From the announcement:

Beginning August 1, 2019, new and renewing agreements that include the “From SA” version of Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 will no longer have rights to deploy the perpetual Office client. Customers with active Enterprise Agreements will not be impacted by these changes until their current agreement expires. There are no changes to the use rights of Productivity Servers or Productivity Server CALs that are programmatically included for all Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 customers.

Read more about this retirement here:


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