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Topic # 148554 23-Jun-2014 12:54
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Hi. 

Conversing with our distributor they have said to me that if I want 4 users on Office 365, each with access to Office on the local PC and also access to the terminal server, with MS Hosted Exchange, the configuration I would be this: 

Either 

1) Office Pro Plus OLP with SA since you can't run an older version on the server than on the workstations.

or

2) Open Value Office Plus for $600 a year

This is because click to run office doesn't install or run in TS. Essentially this is a $600 a year media kit!

THEN something like Office 365 Mid Sized x 4.

I am finding this a very hard sell to a customer who can't understanding needing to spend $600 a year on top of his 4 licenses. 

Have I been informed correctly? Why would MS Not include Media download as part of a Office 365 Subscription if rights for TS are included? 

I was also told you MUST run the latest version of office applications, and you can't exercise downgrade rights.

Really hoping I have been mis-informed.

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  Reply # 1072559 23-Jun-2014 13:08
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No, you are unfortunately right int hat to get Office365 on a Remote Desktop server you currently need to buy a Volume License copy of Office to install on the RDS.

AFAIK you only need to buy one copy once, and I wouldn't go with SA.  It's my expectation that the next version of Office will sort out the RDS licensing issue so SA should not be necessary.  One $600ish purchase.  Frustrating that this is required, but that's the official MS workaround as Google should confirm.




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  Reply # 1072567 23-Jun-2014 13:21
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Dynamic: No, you are unfortunately right int hat to get Office365 on a Remote Desktop server you currently need to buy a Volume License copy of Office to install on the RDS.

AFAIK you only need to buy one copy once, and I wouldn't go with SA.  It's my expectation that the next version of Office will sort out the RDS licensing issue so SA should not be necessary.  One $600ish purchase.  Frustrating that this is required, but that's the official MS workaround as Google should confirm.


Not sure where you can see office pro plus olp for $600.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1072571 23-Jun-2014 13:23
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networkn: Not sure where you can see office pro plus olp for $600.

Sorry, you are right.  I was thinking 'Office Standard' pricing.  This may be a perfectly acceptable solution if they only need the basic Office apps on the RDS.






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  Reply # 1072768 23-Jun-2014 16:45
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Out of interest, what is the TS for and why not run Office 365 on the desktops?





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