IT Lab is proud to announce its participation in the Microsoft Office 365 Shared Computer Activation (SCA) Program.

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-hosted (on-premise).
  • Dedicated third-party hosted.
  • Windows Azure environment.

What Office versions support SCA?

SCA works with Office 365 ProPlus. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus are able to use SCA.

Benefits of Shared Computer Activation 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 authorised Service Providers’ shared data centre to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting IT Lab use your existing Office 365 ProPlus licenses.

You can work with IT Lab to take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus. IT Lab 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.

More information

If you would like to talk to us about SCA and Office 365 please get in touch with your account manager or contact us through the form below for a callback.

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