Changes to university Microsoft 365 license levels beginning 15 March 2022

07.03.2022 - 13:50

The university Microsoft 365 license levels will change as of Tuesday, 15 March 2022. With the change, we will improve e.g. information security and backend systems at the university. The change will also result in some improvements in Microsoft 365 services for the university staff. The changes do not require any actions from you.

There will be no visible changes in the use of university students’ Microsoft 365 services. The A5 Education license for the university staff will result in the following improvements to the Microsoft 365 services:

  • Possibility to use the Power BI software.
  • Possibility to participate in Teams meetings by phone.

For more detailed information about license levels, default user groups and licence level upgrades (subject to charges), see the Flamma page for the university’s Microsoft 365 licences.


Microsoft 365 license levels beginning 15 March 2022:

  • University staff will transfer from the Microsoft 365 Education A3e level to the Microsoft 365 Education A5 level.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students will transfer from the Office 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit level to the Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit level.
  • The licenses that were previously upgraded from the A1 level to the A3e level will be automatically moved to the A5 Education level. Note: license level upgrades are subject to charges.
  • The possibility to use Multifactor Authentication (MFA) will be introduced at the A1 level. We will announce the more extensive deployment of Multifactor Authentication later. The A1 level is used by Open University students and visiting researchers, for instance.
  • For differences between licence levels, see the Microsoft 365 licence level table.


If you have questions about Microsoft 365 licenses, contact the IT-Helpdesk:

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