Dec 21 2021
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Feb 06 2023
This appears to have happened multiple times over the last several years (happened with Visio Pro 2016). Cleanly installed/new PC. Office 365 on an E3 subscription downloaded and installed, shoes "Office 365 Apps for enterprise". At some point I need to use Visio so I install my licensed copy and register the product. All my Office apps now show my version of Office as Pro Plus and yet I do not have any licenses for Pro Plus.
Visio isn't even a part of Pro Plus. So why change my product description!?
Dec 22 2021 03:23 AM
Dec 22 2021 06:11 PM - edited Dec 22 2021 06:13 PM
If only literally anything Microsoft did were as simple as a product name change!
The reality is, it is NEVER that simple.
Since installing Visio Pro 2019 onto a system already installed with Office 365, I have now got problems in Outlook, with authentication failures constantly asking me to sign in and shared mailboxes disappearing from one of my Office 365 accounts (Yes. I have more than one MS 365 account. Something that is only likely to be come more common in a world of increasing casualisation of the workforce, subcontracting and outsourcing).
I have spoken to a MS support rep about this and he has told me that, if you need to install Visio onto a system already with Office 365 then you need to uninstall Office, install Visio and then reinstall Office. But only after sacrificing a ferret at the next summer solstice, whilst wearing goatskin chaps and standing on one leg, I expect!
Click to run (C2R) was supposed to have removed all of this application dependency/incompatibility BS, from Microsoft products, but has only added to the clusterfsck!
Dec 22 2021 10:35 PMSolution