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 Office 365 Proplus, 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 in Microsoft 365 or an Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business administrator, or reports reader 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 Select a report drop-down, select Office 365 > Activations.

Interpret the Office activations report

You can get a view into your organization's Office activations by looking at the Activations and Users charts.

Count of Office activations

The Office Activations report presents the current state of the office license activations data [as of the date of the report presented on the top right of the chart].
The data in each report usually covers up to the last 24 to 48 hours.
The Activations chart shows you the count of Office activations on desktops and devices.
The Users chart shows you the count of users that are enabled, and users that have activated the Office subscription on desktop or devices..
On the Activations chart, the Y axis is the count of Office activations.
On the Users chart, the Y axis is the user's performing activity of activating Office.
The X axis on both charts is the selected date range for this specific report.
You can filter charts you see by selecting an item in the legend. For example, on the Activations chart, select Windows OS, Mac OS, Windows 10 mobile, iOS or Android to see only the info related to each one. Changing this selection doesn't change the info in the grid table.
Activation data for devices
The table shows you a breakdown of Office activations at the user level. This is the list of all user's with the Office product assigned to them. You can add the additional columns to the table.
Office activations available columns
Username is the email address of the user.
Display name is the full name if the user.
Product licenses is the products that are assigned to this user.
Last activated date refers to the date the user activated Office on a desktop or a device.
Used Shared Computer Activation is true if the user used Office through shared computer activation.
Windows refers to the number of Windows desktops a user activated Office on.
Mac refers to the number of Mac desktops a user activated Office on.
Windows 10 mobile refers to the number of Windows 10 mobile devices a user activated Office on.
iOS refers to the number of iOS devices a user activated Office on.
Android refers to the number of Android devices a user activated Office on.
If your organization's policies prevents you from viewing reports where user information is identifiable, you can change the privacy setting for all these reports. Check out the Hide user details in the reports section in the Activity Reports in the Microsoft 365 admin center.