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|Office 365: Buying Through the Online Subscription Program|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011|
Office 365, a new subscription-based offering for information workers, uses online services hosted in Microsoft data centers to provide Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync capabilities to clients running Office. Sold as a per-user license, Office 365 is available through three different licensing programs, but for certain organizations the only way to purchase it is through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) Web site. It will be important for such customers to understand MOSP, including what Office 365 plans are available, pricing, billing options, how to change plans midstream, reducing and increasing subscriptions, how automatic renewals work, and cancellations of subscriptions. Office 365 licensing is based on per-user subscriptions and can be purchased directly from Microsoft or through Microsoft partners via a web site.
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