Oct 07, 2016 - 12:19 AM
Unfortunately, you cannot downgrade Office 365 to any other version of Office.
But, if you have Office 365 in 2013 and 2016 is released and you don't want to upgrade. For example, you have a years 'grace period' from the release date for the new version (Office 2016) for your organization to prepare for the new version before you are not allowed to use older version anymore and it becomes a compliance issue.
Oct 09, 2016 - 08:29 PM
An Office 365 licence does not allow you to run Office Professional Plus or Office Standard. Office 365 provides users with the correct licence (E3, E5) with Office ProPlus which is currently at version 2016. You can use the 2013 or 2016 version of Office ProPlus until such time as Microsoft push you to upgrade which, as David says, is 12 months from release of the later version.
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:23 AM
None of the current Office 365 plans offer downgrade rights, the exception is if you had a now discontinued E4 plan or had provisioned an E3 plan prior to Office 365 commercial availability on 27th February 2013.
You can continue to use v2013 of O365 as long as your subscription is active but will no longer receive updates after February 2017. You need to modify your Office deployment tool not to automatically update if you wish to do so. It is not a compliance issue!
You may install either office 365 v2013 or v2016 depending on your environment. For example if you have volume licensed versions of Visio 2016 or Project 2016, you can continue to use them with Office 365 2013 (But not O365 v2016) see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:28 AM
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:45 AM
Oct 11, 2016 - 07:17 AM
If you have bought O365 subscription be it E1, E2, E3 etc and Office 2013 is deployed on your computer, you will be non-compliant but good thing is upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 365 is possible provided you have valid L&SA for it.
You can contact your exchange admins to upgrade the Office 2013 into Office 365.in terms of usage it is quite better and flexible. I hope this answer helps!!!
Oct 11, 2016 - 06:49 PM
I believe we have gone into a side track, with regards to the question:
With a subscription based license, like Office 365 and Office 365 Pro Plus, you would expect to have some rights to fallback to any version that was avaiable at the time of purchase. Microsoft indeed offers both installers. I do not know whether that is depending on the time of purchase. I cannot think of a reason why Microsoft would offer both versons, if it is not legit.
To answer the Office 365 and Office 365 ProPlus question:
In my opinion Office 365 is like Office 365 ProPlus a suite with a subscription based Licensing Model. Where Office 365 has the basic Office Applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher, ProPlus also has Access, Skype for Business and Infopath. Next to that there are some Premium Tools available in ProPlus like Data Loss Prevention (and others), similar to the Non-Subscription based Office Profesional Plus 2013 and Office for Mac 2016.
Oct 12, 2016 - 04:43 AM
No Office 365 in all current plans does not offer downgrade rights to other versions/editions.
Also be careful, you have 1 year to upgrade to the newest version or face non-support from MS.
Read above comments... although they are a bit nebulous...
or check out this (it is a bit old but covers off much of the discussion)
Oct 21, 2016 - 03:33 AM
Out of interest, like Ian says, in my experience with the majority of Office 365 installs when you go to 'add/remove programs' it says 'ProPlus' so surely that's the version that is actually installed on the device?
ScottySAM, are you saying that if you have an E1 agreement that you have a different version of office installed? What does that say in Add/remove programs?
Oct 21, 2016 - 04:11 AM
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