I have seen a conversation taking place in one of the online forums about how Microsoft Office is licensed and how secondary use rights fits in. To that end, I thought I would post this information here to address the question and for others to use in their understanding of this. Here are the basics:
Remember, you can add Software Assurance to your OEM Microsoft Office licenses within 90 days of purchase to get Volume Licensing rights for them. Take a look at these items for more on that:
If you just need to view a file created with Microsoft Office, you may not have to have a Microsoft Office license to do so. We provide Microsoft Office viewers that you can download and use to merely view files created with Microsoft Office. If you want to edit or create files in Microsoft Office, then you will need a license for Office to do so. You can read more on the viewers here: I can't believe Microsoft is making me buy an Office license for a PC I'm using one time just so I can open a Word or Excel document I just need to read once!
I hope this helps address some of the questions around how Microsoft Office is licensed.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman Microsoft US Senior Manager Small Business Community Engagement This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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