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MikeH40
Occasional Contributor

As 0365 is user subscription. Do most customers install the license products (Visio and Project) as part the deployment ?

 

If so if someone is not licensed to Visio for example how would you make sure Visio extensions open in IE ?

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Hi @MikeH40, thank you for your question! Good news is that for viewing and even commenting using Visio for the web (Visio Online), O365 users do not need a separate Visio license. For example, if user A who has a Visio license, creates and shares a file on OneDrive, SharePoint online or Teams, with User B who does not have a Visio license; User B can still simply open the file in the browser and add comments using Visio web viewer. With the latest Visio Online, viewing on any browser is now possible without the need to install and extensions etc. Can you elaborate on the first question? I can definitely say that our 0365 customers use the latest version of Visio - Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2.

@MikeH40 For the first part of your questions: It is not common across customers to deploy the locally installed apps Office, Visio and Project just for all users. In most cases, it is not permitted to install e.g. Visio to all users when only a portion is actually licensed. I would recommend to work with your Microsoft representative to get clarification on what is allowed in your specific scenario.

 

But bottom line: Most deploy just Office and deploy Visio/Project on a "per need" base or use MSICondition to install Visio/Project only for those, who had it before.

@Martin NothnagelWe thought to deploy it out to all our devices, as the users will not be licensed for it, but if they want it, we would just license it and they can use it straight away.

 

If it's installed and not licensed, we didn't think that would mater as they couldn't use it. 

@MikeH40 I highly recommend to run this past your Microsoft representative and get their approval first.

@Mukul KumarThe question relates to my first.  If Visio is installed but not licensed, what happens if I want to view a visio file.  Currently it opens in Visio Viewing in IE.  However once we install Visio the file association will be to Visio.  However the user is not licensed, will they still be able to view it in Visio (unlicensed) that is installed locally?

@MikeH40 Seems like this was answered on a previous thread by @Shubham Gupta (LICENSING) . Pasting the response here as well.

 

@MikeH40 Hi Mike,

The Office/Visio license that get installed on the machine is a device license and licenses Visio for any user that logs on to the device. 

 

We are slowly rolling out the licensing improvements and once the improvements are fully rolled out, Person B will no longer be able to use Visio. 

 

Here is a post about the announcement:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Office-365-Client-Licensing-and-Activation-Im... 

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