Office 2016 for Mac Shared Computers
Allow administrators to install Office 2016 for Mac on shared computers. Many educational facilities use shared computers or labs for students, and having a per user licensing is not conducive to these environments.
I thought MS claimed that Mac and Windows was now a common codebase. Unless that was a bald-faced lie, there is no reason this isn't happening.
Quit being lazy and do it
Tom Stack commented
We have multiple mac labs and not having a way to do SCAL on them means we are staying on 2011 for now.
Joe Kazura commented
Because of this licensing practice under macOS, Microsoft AutoUpdate does NOT "see" that any of the O365 apps are installed until each & every app is run & licensed. We need to be able to (a) set Microsoft AutoUpdate to Automatically Update and Install (b) make sure that we deliver the latest version of the O365 apps to our end users. Neither of those functionalities are settable until every app is run & licensed.
Sravan Popuri commented
I agree. We have a dual OS(Mac & WIndows) environment in labs. We were able to create SCA on windows side and can't do the same on Mac side which is so frustrating. We hold on implementing office 2016 on windows side as we want to keep same version on both sides. Microsoft should come up with a way to implement SCA on the Mac side.
John Milks commented
Agreed! With most of the larger software applications moving to cloud based activation's, having either SSO or SCA options is a must. Prime example is Adobe's CC suite, they offer SSO on both PC and Mac environments.
Mike Haney commented
I completely agree! Without SCA/SSO for the Mac platform we are unable to deploy Office 2016 in our Mac labs, which is rather ridiculous. Please build out the SCA support on the Mac side, or enable KMS/MAK usage for these licenses on the Mac side of things.
Jared Pickerell - Troy Public Schools commented
Any chance to get someone at MS to write an activation script for Macs that would allow us to use Device Based Activation (DBA) for our Mac labs?
It stinks having to use our serialized volume licensing for our Mac labs and not be able to use the new features that have been and continue to be released. Our Mac lab users suffer.
Martin Criminale commented
This is crucial in a computer lab environment!
Kenny Young commented
Absolutely ridiculous that every user on a Mac must activated a separate Office 365 license. Just another example of Microsoft treating Mac users unfairly.
Any update on this problem? Is there a plan for incorporating SCA on Office 2016 for Macs? A per user license is not conducive for computer software in computer labs.