This video demonstrates how to set and change the Office 365 licensing model.
- [Instructor] Microsoft also expects us to know how to manage the licensing model and when it comes to this exam objective, really the most important thing to understand is the options you have when you are experiencing a licensing conflict. Those occur of course when you have assigned more licenses than you have purchased. So here are the options you have to resolve this situation and most of these are pretty commonsense in nature. You could always purchase more, right.
Again, self-explanatory. You could remove licenses from existing users. As I showed you in the previous lesson, it's pretty easy to toggle off and on a license to assign and revoke a license from a user. So just ensure that the licenses used match the licenses that are purchased. And then finally, you can delete users and this automatically will revoke a license assigned to a deleted user.
So in a lot of the instances where you are experiencing a license conflict with your Office 365 subscription, that comes down to an instance where a license is being used by someone who's no longer associated with the organization. So if you delete the user, it releases the licenses assigned to that user as far as the button clicking. You should start of course by logging in to the Office 365 admin center and then you can navigate to your users, find your active users and then make sure that all of these users that you see in the list are indeed part of the organization.
Now, it becomes a challenge when you're dealing with thousands of users and that's where PowerShell can really help save your bacon. But that's a little bit beyond what we're talking about here in this lesson. We do talk about PowerShell in more detail in other courses throughout the Office 365 track. So I do want to make mention that you will get some good PowerShell tips and tricks for how to do management of hundreds if not thousands of users.
But again, we're focused on the web-based admin center right here and to change the licensing model and manage our subscriptions, again we expand Billing and then I'm going to scroll down a little bit and then I'm going to look at Licenses here and in the Licenses, this is mostly informational where I can see how many valid licenses I have, any that might be expired and then if I click on this Purchase services node, here's where I can go in and even change the licensing model I'm using.
So as you can see, this is where it tells me that I'm currently using the Office 365 Business Premium Trial, but if I wanted to, I could hover over each of these tiles here and maybe I want to start a free trial of life using Office 365 for business, ProPlus, the Enterprise version and others as well. So almost all of these that you hover over will allow you to start a free trial of that service and that's how you can change your licensing model.
You can just go in here to Purchase services and do just that. If you scroll all the way down the page, you can see other items that are available for purchase that will complement the Office 365 subscription if you so choose such as Dynamics CRM, the online version, the professional and the enterprise versions of those products. So I'm not going to read all of these tiles to you because again it's certainly beyond the scope of this course, but this is the node where you would come to change your licensing model.
This course helps you prepare for exam 70-346, and master some of the most common administrative tasks involved in setting up Office 365. Instructor Brian Culp demonstrates how to configure tenants and updates, define admin roles, specify custom domains for Office 365 deployments, and plan a pilot with pilot users and usage cases. This is an ideal course for anyone tasked with administering an Office 365 environment, and is a valuable exam prep course for those wishing to become Microsoft certified.
- Configuring tenants
- Managing tenant subscriptions and licenses
- Defining admin roles
- Configuring custom domains
- Planning an Office 365 pilot