Microsoft Licensing

Microsoft Shared Computer Activation Programme and Qualified Multitenant Hoster Programme

Microsoft Shared Computer Activation Programme



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 can share the same hardware in the following three scenarios:
• Customer dedicated self-hosting (on- premise)
• Dedicated third-party hosted
• Windows Azure environment

What Office versions support SCA?

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 SCA for Office 365 ProPlus

The main outcome of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus is that it gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Office 365 ProPlus licensing investments when deploying to the cloud. Customers are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and any authorized Service Providers’ shared data centre to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting Revera use your existing Office 365 ProPlus licenses. You can work with Revera to take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus. Revera is 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

Talk to a Revera representative to learn more about Shared Computer Activation.
Email enquiry@revera.co.nz or call 0800 466 352.


Microsoft Qualified Multitenant Hoster Programme

 

Revera is a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH) authorized by Microsoft to host your Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multitenant hardware. In addition, we are also authorized to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 subscriptions using shared computer activation (SCA) technology. Click here to learn more about the QMTH Program from Microsoft.

Benefits of Windows 10 Virtualization and SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

Windows 10 virtualization and SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 gives you choice and flexibility. Both allow you to take advantage of existing Windows 10 and Office 365 licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.
You are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises or Revera’s shared data centre. Revera is an Authorized QMTH Partner, allowing you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, Visio Pro for Office 365, and qualified Windows 10 products to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

Which Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting?

As of August 1, 2017, the following Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing currently include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting:
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 per User with SA
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 VDA per User

Which Windows subscriptions purchased under the Microsoft Cloud Agreement Revera will include virtualization rights?

As of September 6, 2017, the following Windows subscriptions include virtualization rights for dedicated as well as multitenant hardware in data centers managed by Authorized QMTH Partners such as Revera:
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 (with VDI)
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA
• Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly Secure Productive Enterprise or SPE) E3 and E5

Which Office 365 products support SCA?

SCA mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use SCA.

Contact us

Talk to a Revera representative to learn more about Windows 10 Virtualization and SCA.
Email enquiry@revera.co.nz or give us a call on 0800 466 352.