Resolve missing volume license when installing Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft has been able to reproduce an issue affecting volume license customers where the institution’s Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 license goes missing after updating to the Office for Mac 14.2.0 update (SP2) or the Office for Mac 14.2.1 update. This has affected both enterprise and educational institutions.

David Pelton, Release Test Lead for Microsoft’s Macintosh group, posted in both the JAMF Nation and munki forums that this can happen when installing a 14.0.0 or . . .

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Volume licensing

Volume licensing is only available to organizations needing five or more licenses to install Office for Mac. Each organization has to weigh its own costs with regard to volume licensing as it is more expensive per seat than purchasing a retail license. The biggest con to volume licensing is certainly the price. The pros are:

Single key – one license to push to every machine. No activation. (Activation for retail products was added in Office . . .

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Volume Licensing Info for Microsoft Office

Often small business users ask about volume licensing. Keven Macduff from Microsoft provided the following links that will help everyone from a small business to a midsize or large organization find licensing info.

Start by reading Microsoft Volume Licensing 101 to determine what type of license fits your needs. You can also download the PDF: Volume Licensing Programs Comparison Chart to explain your choices.

Microsoft Open License is a Volume Licensing program for small . . .

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