Using self-service sign-up in your organization

Self-service sign-up makes it easier for users in your organization to sign up for online services from Microsoft. We call this sign up process "self-service sign-up" because your users can sign up to use services paid by your subscription, or use free services, without asking you to take action on their behalf.

How self-service sign-up works

The following example describes how self-sign up works for a school. The same process works for any organization that has self-service programs enabled in their tenant.

  1. Students and faculty members have school email addresses that indicate they are associated with your institution. For example, the email address jakob@uw.edu may indicate a student at the University of Washington.
  2. Students and faculty go to our web site, and use their email address to sign up for the services that your organization offers, such Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. They can also sign up for other free services that we offer.
  3. We validate their email address, and then they can start using Microsoft 365, Power BI, or other services right away.
  4. As the business admin, you can see who has signed up for a subscription by selecting the subscription on the Licensing page in the Microsoft 365 admin center. This way you can see when there are new or unrecognized licenses for services in your tenant. To control whether users can sign up for self-service subscriptions, use the Set-MsolCompanySettings PowerShell cmdlet with the AllowAdHocSubscriptions parameter. For more information, see How do I control self-service settings?

Available self-service programs

Following are the currently available self-service programs. This list will be updated as new programs are added.

Program
Description
Additional Info
Website for self-service sign-up
Office 365 A1
Any student or teacher can use a school email address to sign up for free Office 365 and get Office apps for the web, 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint Online for class, team and project sites.
Office 365 Education Technical FAQ
Office 365 Education
Office 365 A1 Plus
Eligible students and teachers can sign up for Office 365 A1 Plus, which includes everything mentioned above plus Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is productivity software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business, that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
Office 365 Education Technical FAQ
Office 365 Education
Power BI
Power BI enables users to visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways.
If your organization already subscribes you may additionally see licenses for "Power BI Pro Individual User Trial," which offer users limited, free access to advanced capabilities.
Power BI in your organization
Microsoft Power BI
Rights Management Services (RMS)
RMS for individuals is a free self-service subscription for users in an organization who have been sent sensitive files that have been protected by Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS), but their IT department has not implemented Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS), or Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
RMS for Individuals and Azure Rights Management
Microsoft Rights Management portal so you can check whether you can open a given rights-protected document.
Microsoft Power Apps
In Power Apps, you can manage organizational data by running an app that you created or that someone else created and shared with you. Apps run on mobile devices such as phones, or you can run them in a browser by opening Dynamics 365. You can create an infinite variety of apps - all without learning a programming language such as C#.
Self-service sign up for Power Apps
Microsoft Power Apps
Dynamics 365 for Financials
Get a complete business and financial management solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Dynamics 365 for Financials makes ordering, selling, invoicing, and reporting easier—starting on day one.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations
Increase your speed of doing business. The complete ERP tools in Dynamics 365 for Operations provide global scalability and digital intelligence to help you grow at your pace.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations
Microsoft AppSource
Microsoft AppSource is a destination for software-as-a-service business apps built on the Microsoft cloud platform. AppSource features hundreds of apps, add-ons, and content packs that extend the functionality of Microsoft products like Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Power BI.
Microsoft AppSource
Microsoft AppSource
Microsoft Partner Incentives
The Microsoft Partner Network provides three types of memberships. Each type provides a set of benefits to help your business grow. As you achieve your goals, participate in the program at the level that suits your unique needs to access more benefits and develop your relationship with us and other partners in the network.
Microsoft Partner Incentives
Microsoft Partner Incentives
Microsoft Business Center
The Microsoft Business Center is the portal for customers who have made purchases through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA).
Quick Start: Register for the Microsoft Business Center
Microsoft Business Center
Microsoft Volume License Service Center
The Microsoft Volume License Service Center displays licenses purchased under Enterprise, Select, Education (Campus or School), Open Value, Open License, and ISV Royalty agreements.
VLSC Training and Resources
Volume License Service Center
Minecraft Education Edition
By using Minecraft as a platform for learning, educators can motivate and inspire every student to achieve more, and ignite a passion for learning. Join a community of educators learning how to use Minecraft to unlock student potential.
Minecraft Education Edition
Minecraft Education Edition
Microsoft Stream
Upload and share videos across your organization to improve communication, participation, and learning.
Sign up & Day 0 experience
Microsoft Stream
Power Automate
Power Automate is a product to help you set up automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more.
Sign up and sign in for Power Automate
Power Automate
Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. Power Virtual Agents addresses many of the major issues with bot building in the industry today. It eliminates the gap between the subject matter experts and the development teams building the bots, and the long latency between teams recognizing an issue and updating the bot to address it.
Licensing and access details
Sign up for Power Virtual Agents
Azure AD B2B
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) business-to-business (B2B) collaboration lets you invite External Users (or "guest users") to use your paid Azure AD services. Some features are free, but for any paid Azure AD features, you can invite up to five guest users for each Azure AD edition license that you own for an employee or a non-guest user in your tenant.
Self-service for Azure AD B2B collaboration sign-up
Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration licensing guidance