Microsoft 365 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. SaaS is a cloud computing model in which a provider delivers software applications to customers over the internet. Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service that includes a suite of productivity applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as cloud services like OneDrive and SharePoint. Users can access these applications and services via a web browser or by installing them on their local devices. The software and services are maintained and updated by Microsoft, with users typically paying a monthly or yearly subscription fee for access. A Microsoft license limits to 5 devices. Microsoft 365 Deactivating Device is required procedure when a device is lost or just it’s not using the services.
Microsoft 365 Deactivating Device, step by step
Login to Microsoft Admin Center
if you are in a enterprise environment you have to login with admin rights.
Then from the left pane go to users –> Active Users and click on the preferred user
On the next page, click on the VIEW OFFICE ACTIVATIONS
Find the device you want to remove and click on the X icon with the hint work “Deactivate”
Last step is just to confirm deactivation
Some useful Notes
Enterprise windows administrators can apply different Microsoft licenses to a user’s profile to save money and reduce cost. One common scenario is to use a Microsoft license with Office Desktops applications (1) to 5 devices and for Exchange and OneDrive apply the Microsoft 365 Business Basic
For Example, the yearly saving of a scenario applied to 5 users having 1 Microsoft 365 Apps for business and 5 Microsoft 365 Business Basic instead of using Microsoft 365 Business Standard will be 178.80 US Dollars.
(1) Microsoft license with Office Desktops applications
– Apps for business
– Business Standard
– Business Premium