SUPER APPLICATIONS – Benefit from Intelligent Applications

By June 23, 2017Uncategorized

Help your Customers license a business basic necessity in a way that best suits their environment and their budget

For our Topic, Benefit from Intelligent Applications, we will look at providing Office as a Service.

Microsoft Office is a complete Office Suite of applications, servers and services developed by Microsoft. The very first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Over the years Office applications have grown substantially with features, where Office is positioned as a development platform for line- of – business software under the Office Business Applications brand.

What is the Difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up- to – date tools from Microsoft. There are Office 365 plans for Home and Personal use, as well as Small and Mid-sized Businesses. Large enterprises, educational institutions and Non- profit organisations.

Office 2016 is sold as a one- time purchase, which means you pay a single, up- front cost to get Office applications for one computer. On – time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. One – time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you will need to buy it at full cost.

Office Licensing Scenarios offered to First Distribution SPLA and/ or CSP Resellers:

Scenario

You have a customer that is a Booking keeping firm with a total of 10 users. You are the Managed Service Provider and need to set up Office on their basic file server for all users to access when they require any Office application.

How is Shared Computer Activation Enabled?

If you have an Office 365 plan that includes Office 365 ProPlus, you can use shared computer activation. Make sure you assign each user a license for Office 365 ProPlus and that users log on to the shared computer with their own user account.

NOTE: You also can use shared computer activation to install Visio Pro for Office 365 or Project Online Desktop Client on a shared computer, if you have a subscription plan that includes those products.

To enable shared computer activation when you deploy Office 365 ProPlus, you need the following:

TIP: To determine which version of Office 365 ProPlus is installed on a user’s computer, go to File > Account in any Office 365 ProPlus program. The version is listed under the Office Updates section.

  • You can download the Office 365 ProPlus software to your local network by using the Office Deployment Tool.

The Office Deployment Tool, combined with a simple text file, is used to install Office 365 ProPlus on the shared computer, and to enable shared computer activation for that computer. Add the following lines when you create the text file.

<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”True” />

<Property Name=”SharedComputerLicensing” Value=”1″ />

After Office 365 ProPlus is installed, you can verify that shared computer activation is enabled on that computer.

    Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) Cloud Solution Provider Program
How can you Offer Office On-Prem Service Provider will have to have an active SPLA agreement with Rental Rights Addendum.

This amendment allows you as a partner to provide your customers with rental laptops including Office Software as a Service.

Fully installed Office applications:
Office apps that are included: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote on up to 5 PCs or Macs per userNow includes the new Office 2016 apps for your PC and Mac.
As a Service (hosted) Use of Windows Server Remote Desktop Services

The delivery of a Desktop Application, such as Office, that is used by providing direct or indirect access to server software that hosts the graphical user interface, such as Windows Server (using the Windows Server Remote Desktop Services functionality or other technology), requires a Windows Server Remote Desktop Services SAL.

To translate this in simpler terms, to license Office as a hosted Solution, you have to install it on a server and have remote access into the server.  This would require not only Office, but RDS and Windows Server

Shared Computer Activation

Shared computer activation lets you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to a computer in your organization that is accessed by multiple users. For example, several nurses at a hospital connect to the same remote server to use their applications or a group of workers share a computer at a factory.

Deploy Office 365 ProPlus by using Remote Desktop Services:
If you use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to provide shared computers to users in your organization, you can install Office 365 ProPlus on those computers. But, you have to use the Office Deployment Tool and enable shared computer activation to do the installation.

The following are two common RDS scenarios:
* Install Office 365 ProPlus on an RDS server.
* Install Office 365 ProPlus on a shared virtual machine.

Cost Windows Server Licensed by Cores:
Minimum Requirement of cores: 8
Price per license: $3,89
Basic Server (2 Quad core Proc) : $31,12 per month
Licensed by Cores:
Minimum Requirement of cores: 8
Price per license: $3,89
Basic Server (2 Quad core Proc) : $31,12 per month
Licensed by Processor***:
Requirement: License all physical Processors. If shared environment, Number of VMs x Number of processors
Price per License: $15,58
Basic Server (2 Quad core Proc): $31,16 per month
Licensed by Processor***:
Requirement: License all physical Processors. If shared environment, Number of VMs x Number of processors
Price per License: $15,58
Basic Server (2 Quad core Proc) : $31,16 per month
Remote Desktop Services $4.44 per user per month $4.44 per user per month
Office License Office:
Office Standard: $10.92 per user per month
Office Professional Plus: $14.90 per user per month
Office 365 ProPlus: $10,21 per user per month

For more information on Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Partner Program, please contact us on Microsoft.csp@firstdistribution.co.za

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