It would be nice if the VLSC showed you how many you have in use. All it does is show you how many licenses you own and how many activations have been made. There is nothing built-in to account for reinstalls, using a VL key for imaging, etc. Yeah, there's no real way for it to tell how many are in use, due to reactivation possibilities. But at least you can find out how many you own.
When you make your original purchase, if you know where to look you can order a "backup" installation disk. I've been able to use the same download for multiple versions and it is a full DVD image http: You already subscribe Office , but you want to download the offline installation package.
You already purchase Office , but you want to install it in a different language. Click the option under the Office suite you have to learn more. Provide your Product Key 5. This product key is different than the one you may have got when you first bought Office. For more options, choose Language and install options to change the language and choose between the bit and bit version of Office.
The applications available for Mac users and the version numbers may be different from those available for PC users.
There are no back-up media options for Office subscription suites. The company IT administrator has control to assign and revoke licenses to user accounts. It is best that business do not buy individual "consumer" business licenes. It leads to need to manually control license distribution. Becomes very confusing quickly becuase license model has switch from "per machine" to "per user email account".
A very different mode of tracking licenses. Here are some additional general information links about volume licenes. Open Programs provide the following three purchasing license options for commercial businesses: Available in select countries or regions, Microsoft Open Value Subscription provides the lowest up-front costs of the Open Programs with the flexibility to reduce their total licensing costs in years when their desktop PC count declines.
This program is ideal if you prefer to pay-as-you-go and change your licensing program as your business grows. You can qualify for volume purchasing under the volume feature of Open License. Open volume purchasing is for customers who can meet minimum purchase levels using a system of product pools and points.
With an entry minimum of points from a single product pool, this program offers deeper discounts for a greater savings. For organizations with or more desktop PCs, Microsoft offers the following options: Based on a three-year enrollment term, it provides the deepest pricing discounts and the advantages of Software Assurance. This program provides similar advantages as the Enterprise Agreement with a lower initial cost based on a three-year subscription and the ability to increase or decrease subscription counts on an annual basis.
However, unlike the EA where you retain perpetual use rights for the licenses you purchase, with this subscription agreement, you gain access to Microsoft software for only as long as you maintain your subscription. For example, additional discounts are given to some public sector organizations such as schools and universities.