Shared Computer Activation

What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Office 365 ProPlus, Project
Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365?

Shared Computer Activation (SCA) is a product activation mode that allows multiple Office 365 ProPlus,
Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 users to share the same hardware. Office 365 is
licensed per user, so SCA helps ensure that users accessing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional,
and Visio Pro for Office 365 are licensed appropriately. With this mode, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online
Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 natively support RDS scenarios and it is no longer necessary to
install MSI software as a workaround. SCA can be enabled in the following deployment scenarios:
• Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premise)
• Windows Azure environment
• Dedicated third-party hosted
Multi-tenant third-party hosted scenarios are now permitted for shared computer activation (SCA) through
qualified cloud partners that meet certain criteria.

What Office versions support Shared Computer Activation?
Shared Computer Activation 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 Shared Computer Activation.

Benefits of Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project
Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

The main outcome of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365
is that it gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Office
365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licensing investments when deploying
to the cloud.
Customers are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and any authorized Service
Providers’ shared datacenter to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting Cloud Factory use
your existing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses.
You can work with Cloud Factory to take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online
Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. Cloud Factory is an Authorized SCA Partner, allowing us
to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses to your
chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

Contact Us
Talk to a Cloud Factory representative to learn more about Shared Computer Activation. Call +45 5350 2020