Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is licensed per user account in all organizations.
Each user account consists of the following objects:
- A personal mailbox.
- An online Archive mailbox.
- OneDrive documents.
- Personal SharePoint sites.
A license is not required for:
- Shared, resource and group mailboxes.
Veeam also considers managed mailboxes that have at least one restore point that was created within the last 31 days. If you do not archive a mailbox for 31 days, its license will be revoked and can be applied to another mailbox.
- Group SharePoint sites.
After you install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, you will be prompted to provide the product license. You can dismiss this step and continue using the product without any license installed. In this case, you will have the Community Edition mode that allows you to process up to 10 user accounts in all organizations including 1TB of Microsoft SharePoint data. Such mode suggests using the community license, which is not limited in time, nor implies any limitations in terms of program functionality. See Installing License.
To ensure a smooth license update and provide sufficient time to install a new license file, Veeam offers a grace period. A grace period is a period of time during which the product keeps working in a full-version mode after the license has expired or the number of mailboxes exceeds the number covered by the license.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 supports the following types of licenses:
- Subscription License. Paid, fully-functional license that expires at the end of the subscription term which is 1 or 3 years from the contract start date (depending on the subscription length).
- Rental License. Paid, fully-functional license that expires at the end of the contract which is the last day of the month and normally 1 month from the contract start date. This license type is distributed only to service providers.
- Not For Resale License. Free, fully-functional license that can be used for product demonstration, training and education. This license is not for resale or other commercial use.
- Evaluation License. Free, fully-functional license that can be used for evaluation and testing purposes only.