This article explains how to add or change the Office 365
licenses that are assigned to a user profile. It assumes you have already purchased
subscriptions and created
user profiles for the customer’s end users. Click the links for help on
those tasks if you have not already completed them.
Follow these steps to assign licenses or change the assigned
licenses on Office 365 user profiles.
in to the customer-level admin portal at portal.office.com.
the Dashboard, click Assign user
the checkbox next to the appropriate user(s).
You can either assign licenses to one user at a time, or to
many users in bulk. Click the appropriate link here to see instructions for
each method. Note that if you change assigned licenses for more than one user
at once, all users must be assigned the same license type. If you need to
assign different licenses to different users, you will need to do them in
Changing licenses assigned
to a single user
Changing licenses for
multiple users in bulk
Changing licenses assigned to a single
Follow these steps to change the license(s) that are assigned
to a single user.
the user you want to change. You will see the assigned license information in
the user details pane on the right-hand side.
Edit to change that user’s licenses.
next screen displays how many of each subscription type are available to assign
to that user. Select the appropriate license option and click SAVE.
The newly assigned license is now displayed in the user information
Changing licenses assigned to multiple
users in bulk
Follow these steps to update multiple users.
all of the appropriate users and click EDIT
on the right-hand side.
there are no changes required to the profile details and settings, click Next until you see the assigned
Replace existing license assignments or
Add to existing license assignments,
then select the license type to assign. Note that the license(s) you select
will be assigned to all of the users you selected in step 1.
results page displays the status of the changes. If they are all Complete, click Finish.
After a few moments, the new licenses will be assigned to
the selected users.