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Microsoft SCA

Microsoft SCA

You can now source Office 365 ProPlus with Shared Computer Activation within the Novosco managed cloud services suite.


What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Office 365 ProPlus?
In September 2014, Microsoft enabled Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode in Office 365 so that multiple Office 365 ProPlus users could share the same hardware in the following three scenarios:

  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premise)
  • Dedicated third-party hosted
  • Windows Azure environment


What is Office 365 ProPlus?
Office 365 ProPlus is one of the subscription service plans in the new Microsoft Office suite. It is productivity software (incl. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business) that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer. It is a user-based service that allows you to access Office experiences on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on your mobile devices. Traditional Office installations were tied to the computers they were installed on, whereas Office 365 ProPlus enables flexible new deployment options that IT and/or individual users can choose from to install Office.


What Office versions support Shared Computer Activation?
Shared Computer Activation mode works with Office 365 ProPlus. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus are able to use Shared Computer Activation.


Benefits of Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus
The main outcome of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus is that it gives you choice and flexibility. SCA allows you to take advantage of existing Office 365 ProPlus licensing investments when deploying to the cloud, choosing between on-premises and any authorized Service Providers’ shared data center to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting us use your existing Office 365 ProPlus licenses.


Take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus with Novosco; we are an approved SCA for Office 365 ProPlus Program provider, allowing us to deploy your eligible Office 365 ProPlus licenses to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.


Contact us now to learn more about Shared Computer Activation for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.