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Dynamics NAV 2016 - MS Office Licensing Issue

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Jaans asked a question on 17 Apr 2018 12:24 AM

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Hi Team,

Got a query, expecting your answers in priority. As my live is going to hit by this weekend.

I have a customer running Dynamics NAV 2016 licensed. They've got 100 RDS Cal's to connect with the server and work on NAV (Concurrent users - 100). 

 

My Question:

I need office add-ins to download, preview and export reports in excel (so when i export reports in NAV, it will automatically opens in excel, developed in a way). Is it mandatory to buy 100 office licenses for all the concurrent users or may i use one perpetual license to work with NAV. Any compliance issue occurs when Microsoft audit. 

Note: My infrastructure will be on Public Cloud Azure.

Please help me with MS documents. Expecting your reply in priority.

Tks & Br.,

Jk

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You don’t need specific licenses for the NAV Addin. What must be licensed is Office on the client’s machine and this is totally independent from NAV. Office is licensed in different ways (for users, MSDN, Office 365 subscriptions, Volume licenses and so on).

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Jaans responded on 17 Apr 2018 5:19 AM

Thanks for the quick response.. as mentioned, I have 100 Concurrent RDS users accessing NAV application. It is independent that my users must have Office installed on their desktop's, since they've logged into my NAV server and started working inside my server.

In Server - NAV reports, export to excel opens MS excel application to view the reports (xls format) and we need to save the report file after that (developed in a way). Currently, we are in a trial period using single perpetual office licence, that can be utilized by all 100 users at a time. So on the part of compliance in MS Audit, using of single perpetual license would make any problem or not - (using of one single license utilized by 100 RDS users through NAV Application).

Awaiting your help..

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If they're using all the same Office from the same server (just like N users accessing the same pc) it's ok.

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You don’t need specific licenses for the NAV Addin. What must be licensed is Office on the client’s machine and this is totally independent from NAV. Office is licensed in different ways (for users, MSDN, Office 365 subscriptions, Volume licenses and so on).

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If they're using all the same Office from the same server (just like N users accessing the same pc) it's ok.

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