Deactivate Office 365 if you see a "limit reached" error

Faculty, staff and students are entitled to up to five license activations of Office 365 Pro Plus under our current Microsoft Licensing agreement. This includes both, Office installations via Intune (which are done automatically on all University owned computers that are joined to Azure AD) and Office installations form portal.office.com (which should only be done on other devices). This excludes Office installed on some shared computers, such classroom computers or computer labs.

Mobile Office apps (Android and iOS) and Office Online apps (web version of Office) do not count against this limit. This applies only to Office 365 Pro Plus apps, which are desktop versions of Office (Windows and macOS).

If you go over this limit, you can manage your activations and remove those that you no longer need following these steps:

  1. In your Web browser, go to https://portal.office.com/Account/#home and sign in using your work or school account, if prompted.
  2. Click on Apps & devices or View apps & devices.
  3. Click on Devices in Office section to reveal a list of devices.
  4. Click Sign out to deactivate the installs you no longer use.

Note that after you sign out, you will not be able to edit Office files or create new ones on that device. Signing out does not remove the software from that device.