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Canon Business Services (CBS) is a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH) authorized by Microsoft to host your Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multi-tenant hardware on the CBS CloudMetro Hybrid Cloud platform.

In addition, we are also authorised to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 subscriptions using shared computer activation (SCA) technology.

Click here to learn more about the QMTH Program from Microsoft.

Benefits of Windows 10 Virtualization and Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

Windows 10 virtualization and SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 gives you choice and flexibility. Both allow you to take advantage of existing Windows 10 and Office 365 licensing investments when deploying within CBS’ Hybrid Cloud services.

You are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises, Public Cloud or the CBS CloudMetro services, allowing you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, Visio Pro for Office 365, and qualified Windows 10 products across a true Hybrid Cloud landscape.

Which Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting?

As of August 1, 2017, the following Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing currently include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting:

• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 per User with SA
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 VDA per User

Which Windows subscriptions purchased under the Microsoft Cloud Agreement from Canon Business Services will include virtualization rights?

As of September 6, 2017, the following Windows subscriptions include virtualization rights for dedicated as well as multitenant hardware in data centres managed by Authorized QMTH Partners such as CBS:

• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 (with VDI)
• Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA
• Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly Secure Productive Enterprise or SPE) E3 and E5

Which Office 365 products support SCA?

Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use Shared Computer Activation.


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Speak with an expert from Canon Business Services (CBS) to learn more about Windows 10 Virtualization and SCA and how you can take advantage of your existing Windows 10 and Office 365 licensing investments when deploying to a private cloud solution hosted within the CBS data centre.

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