Microsoft Office Web Apps License Information

Ars Technica has a done some reading in the in the “product use rights” document pertaining to Office 2010 Standard and Professional Plus.  The interesting bit is the wording around Office Web Apps usage.  I’ll admit that this license model is a no-brainer, but then again I work for the company :)  Many were curious how or if we were going to charge for Office Web Apps. This may clear up part of the story.


“Office Web Apps. In addition to the rights above, you may install the Web App software on a network device. You may use the Web App software only as described below.

    • Primary User. The single primary user of the licensed device may access and use the software remotely from any device.
    • Non-primary Users. At any time, one user may access and use the software from the licensed device.”

*note – Original research was done by Directions on Microsoft