Users without any license are able to create online office documents inside sharepoint document library

john john 926 Reputation points
2021-06-21T21:48:33.357+00:00

I am testing how the licensing differ inside our SharePoint site >> where i created a test user without any permission >> and i login using this user to a SharePoint document library >> where i were able to create online documents such as word & excel, as follow:-

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here is the user license:-

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Now based on my reading to get a license to use the online office app the user must have a license as mentioned in this link @ https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/enterprise/compare-office-365-plans

so can anyone advice why a user without any license is able to create online office documents?

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  1. Trevor Seward 11,681 Reputation points
    2021-06-21T22:24:22.88+00:00

    License assignment is not enforced in SPO. So yes, you must have a license to comply with the terms of service/license agreement, but you won't be blocked from using SPO if you don't.

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  2. Emily Du-MSFT 41,616 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-06-22T10:27:52.93+00:00

    @john john

    Agree with trevor. Different licenses can provide you with corresponding services. A user without any
    license is able to create online office documents.


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