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Can any one tell me the rules behind this.

We have a volume licence for office 2013, but currently all our users have office 2010 installed with no Lync Client.

Is it OK to install Office 2013 on there machines, leaving office 2010 apps in-place and only selecting the Lync 2013 client, or would this break the volume licence agreement?

I know before in a company we ran office 2003 for all apps apart from Access where we installed access 2007 from the office 2007 suite and this I recall was OK.  

manage who looks after licencing has said we cant do it, and also we have to install the office suite as a whole and cant only install individual apps from it. I think this is wrong as well?

Cheers

DevilWAH
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If you have a 2013 Volume License then you should have downgrade rights.  If your license includes Lync, then you should be able to "pick and choose" the components.  That said:

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Hi,

I will indeed confirm with the licencing authority, I just wanted to be clear that like me other people feel that you should be able to pick and chose the individual apps with in the suite. Before I go to my manager and ask him to go back to confirm. I don't want to put myself in the position of telling him that he might be incorrect with out checking out with some of you guys :)

Not that I would ever tell him that or mean it, buts its just nice to get some idea before making a fool of my self :)

Thank you
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Just what I thought thank you.
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