This article describes how to manage Office 365 licenses purchased from Smarsh Hosted Services. Availability depends on your billing plan.

You can purchase licenses in CONTROL PANEL > Services > Office 365 > Licenses

View available licenses

Assign/unassign a license for one user

Assign/unassign licenses for several users at once

View available licenses 

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your admin credentials.
    Control Panel Office 365
  2. Navigate to admin center.
    Admin center
  3. In the left panel expand Billing > click Licenses. The table lists available license types and total number of available licenses and number of licenses that are assigned to users.
    View Licenses

Assign/unassign a license for one user

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your admin credentials.
    Control Panel Office 365
  2. Navigate to admin center.
    Admin center
  3. Navigate to Users > Active Users.
  4. Check the box next to the user who you want to add or remove a license for.
  5. Click Edit next to Product licenses.
    Edit licenses
  6. In the Assign licenses pane, do one of the following:
    • To assign a license to the selected user, select the license you want to assign. By default, all services associated with that license are automatically assigned to the user. To limit which services are available to the user, select the down-arrow next to the name of the license, and disable the services that you want to remove for that user.
      Assign license
    • To unassign a license from the user, deselect the license you want to remove.
      Unassign license
  7. At the top right, choose Save.

Assign/unassign licenses for several users at once

It is possible to assign/unassign licenses in bulk.

    1. Sign in to Office 365 with your admin credentials.
      Control Panel Office 365
    2. Navigate to admin center.
      Admin center
    3. Navigate to Users > Active Users.
    4. Check the boxes next to users who you want to assign/unassign licenses for > click Edit product licenses in the right panel.
      Unassign license
    5. On the assign licenses page, do one of the following:
      • To assign licenses to the selected users, select Add to existing license assignments and click Next.
        On the right-hand side select the licenses that you want to assign, then click Add.
        Bulk assign license
      • To unassign licenses from the selected users, select Replace existing license assignments radio button and click Next.
        On the right-hand side deselect licenses that you want to unassign, confirm the licenses removal by selecting an appropriate checkbox and click Replace.
        Bulk Unassign license
      • Click Submit
    6. Click Finish