Managing a group of Microsoft 365 OVHcloud licences

Find out how to subscribe to a Microsoft 365 licence and manage it in the OVHcloud Control Panel

Last updated 9th September 2021

Objective

There are several advantages to subscribing to the OVHcloud Microsoft 365 Apps for business or Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise offers. Billing is monthly and you can use one licence for 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.

Your Microsoft 365 licences are collected into a group, also called Service. An Apps for business licence group can contain up to 300 licences, an Apps for enterprise licence group is unlimited.

Here is the list of software included in the suite:

  • Apps for business licences: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Note, Publisher.
  • Apps for enterprise licences: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Note, Publisher, Access.

This guide explains how to subscribe to a Microsoft 365 licence and manage it in the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Requirements

Instructions

Order a licence

Go to our OVHcloud.com website and select “Collaborative tools” in our “Web Cloud” section.

You can also order a licence from the OVHcloud Control Panel. Once you have logged in, select Web Cloud in the top menu, then click the Order button and choose Office 365.

  • Choose from our available offers, namely Apps for business and Apps for enterprise.
  • Set the renewal frequency for your licence group.
  • Set the number of licences you want, then click Order.

You will be redirected to the order page to confirm and pay for your order.

Activate your licence

Once you have ordered your licence, you will need to activate it from your OVHcloud Control Panel. In the Web Cloud section, click Microsoft , then click Office and select the licence group concerned.

Click the ... button of the licence, then click Edit the account.

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Enter the information for the licence user, click Next, then Confirm.

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Install the Microsoft 365 suite on your machine

Once the licence has been activated, you will receive an email on the contact email address for your OVHcloud account. You can also find this email in your OVHcloud Control Panel by clicking on your account ID in the top right-hand corner, then on Service emails in the Shortcuts section.

This email contains the information required to download and install your Microsoft 365 suite, including the activation email address and the password.

If you would like to set the password yourself, you will need to do so via the OVHcloud Control Panel. In the Web Cloud section, click Microsoft , then click Office and select the licence group concerned.

Click on the ... button next to the relevant licence, then Change password.

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Go to https://portal.office.com/ and log in with the activation email address and password previously configured. You will be redirected to a page with installation instructions where you can download the Microsoft 365 suite to your device.

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The user can install the Microsoft 365 suite on 5 devices running Windows or macOS, on 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.

Add a licence to an existing group

If you would like to add one or more licences to your existing licence group, you can do so from your OVHcloud Control Panel. In the Web Cloud section, click Microsoft , then click Office and select the licence group concerned.

Click the Order more licences button on the right. Enter the number and type of licences you would like to order.

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Manage your subscriptions

Remove a licence in a licence group

From the Licences tab of your licence group, click on ... to the right of the licence you want to cancel, then click Disable account.

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Consumption for the current month will be charged at the end of the month.

Cancel licence group

To cancel your Microsoft Office 365 CSP1 licence group, click on your name in the top right-hand corner of the OVHcloud Control Panel, then on the Manage services button. Then click the ... button to the right of the licence group to be cancelled, then Cancel.
Enter the reasons for your cancellation request, then click Confirm.

Consumption for the current month will be charged at the end of the month.

Go further

Using Remote Desktop with Microsoft 365 apps

Join our community of users on https://community.ovh.com/en/.


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