Microsoft 365 Reports in the admin center - Microsoft Office activations

The Microsoft 365 Reports dashboard shows you the activity overview across the products in your organization. It enables you to drill in to individual product level reports to give you more granular insight about the activities within each product. Check out the Reports overview topic.

The Office Activation report gives you a view of which users have activated their Office subscription on at least one device. It provides a breakdown of the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Project, and Visio Pro for Office 365 subscription activations, as well as the breakdown of activations across desktop and devices. This report could be useful in helping you identify users that might need additional help and support to activate their Office subscription.


You must be a global administrator, global reader or reports reader in Microsoft 365 or an Exchange, SharePoint, Teams Service, Teams Communications, or Skype for Business administrator to see reports.

How to get to the Office activations report

  1. In the admin center, go to the Reports > Usage page.
  2. From the dashboard homepage, click on the View more button on the Office activations card.

Interpret the Office activations report

You can view the activations in the Office 365 report by choosing the Activations tab.
Microsoft 365 reports - Microsoft Office 365 activation.

Select Choose columns to add or remove columns from the report.
Office 365 activations report - choose columns

You can also export the report data into an Excel .csv file by selecting the Export link. This exports data of all users and enables you to do simple sorting and filtering for further analysis. If you have less than 2000 users, you can sort and filter within the table in the report itself. If you have more than 2000 users, in order to filter and sort, you will need to export the data.

Item Description
Metric Definition
The email address of the user.
Display name
The full name of the user.
Product licenses
The products that are assigned to this user.
Last activated date(UTC)
The date the user activated Office on a desktop or a device.
Activation on Windows computers
The number of Windows desktops a user activated Office on.
Activation on Mac computers
The number of Mac desktops a user activated Office on.
Activation on Windows 10 phones and tablets
The number of Windows 10 mobile devices a user activated Office on.
Activation on iOS phones and tablets
The number of iOS devices a user activated Office on.
Activation on Android phones and tablets
The number of Android devices a user activated Office on.
Used Shared Computer Activation This is true if the user used Office through shared computer activation.