Use existing CAL license for avd mutli-session

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Hello everyone, unfortunately I am not very knowledgeable about licenses. Therefore, here is a brief description of the situation. We currently have a customer project where we recommend Azure Virtual Desktop native. Of course Win10/11 multi-session as client OS. The customer has been using On Premises classic CALs. There are users who do not have M365 E3. I would have recommended to license these users with "Per-User Access Pricing". Of course these are additional licenses that the customer has to pay. If the CALs still have to be used to save additional license costs, the only way is to use a server OS. Here I would have the problem regarding the support of Office 365 Apps. Is this correct or is there still a way to use the existing CALs for a client OS?


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best response confirmed by Florian-DE (Senior Member)
every user need a license:
one of these:
License entitlement:
Microsoft 365 E3, E5, A3, A5, F3, Business Premium, Student Use Benefit
Windows Enterprise E3, E5

per-user access is only for Users that you have created for externals:

Windows VDA E3, E5
Windows Education A3, A5