Microsoft Office 365 SCA Program

Giving you choice and flexibility with Microsoft Office 365 SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional and Visio Pro for Office 365.

What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Office 365 ProPlus?

In September 2014, Microsoft enabled Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode in Office 365 so that multiple Office 365 ProPlus users can share the same hardware in the following three scenarios:

  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premises)
  • Dedicated third-party hosted
  • Windows Azure environment

Benefits of Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus


The main outcome of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus is that it gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Office 365 ProPlus licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.


Clients are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and any authorized Service Providers’ shared data center to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting Datapipe use your existing Office 365 ProPlus licenses.


You can work with Datapipe to take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus.


Datapipe is an approved SCA for Office 365 ProPlus Program provider, allowing us to deploy your eligible Office 365 ProPlus licenses to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.