Microsoft SCA Shared Computer Activation (SCA) Program

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

 

Shared Computer Activation (SCA) is a product activation mode that allows multiple Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 users to share the same hardware. Office 365 and Microsoft 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, Microsoft 365 Business, 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 Microsoft 365 Business, 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 Microsoft 365 Business, 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 Cardium Outsourcing Ltd use your existing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses.

You can work with Cardium Outsourcing Ltd to take advantage of SCA for Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. Cardium Outsourcing Ltd is an Authorized SCA Partner, allowing us to deploy Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

Contact Us

Talk to a Cardium Outsourcing Ltd representative to learn more about Shared Computer Activation. You can contact Cardium Outsourcing Ltd here 

Categories: Accreditations, Cloud, Office 365, RDS, SCA

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