Office 365 Midsize - Office 2013 ProPlus in a hot desking environment

Hi guys, got a scenario for you.

100 user company, 70% of which hot desk between PCs. The hot deskers will probably use more than 5 different PCs at some point.

All of the users will be licensed for Office 365 Midsize, and Office 2013 Pro Plus will be installed on all devices.

Question is, as each user is allowed to activate Office 2013 Pro Plus on up to 5 devices, what happens when they log into another machine which has already been activated by someone else? Does it still count towards the 5? Or does it recognise it as part of the tenant and only increments the count when it's a device which hasn't been used before?

I did find a snippet in a volume licensing brief that says:
"The licensed user can also use the software activated by another user under a different USL."

So, without the VL would we be ok? Or would my best bet be to buy a single copy of VL Office 2013 Pro Plus and rely on the Office 365 licenses to cover usage?

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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Activation is verified once every 30 days and as long as the user you used to activate it still has a valid Office Pro plus license you should not have any problems. If needed, you can always remove one of the assigned devices.

Not sure how Microsoft looks on using the 5 licenses on shared PCs however, you might have to resort to the VL solution. Give a call to your Microsoft partner or directly to MS Billing support to confirm this.

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clarkynclAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions guys, however, we're trying to establish if we do need to remove excess activations as this would be a burden on the users; or whether MS is clever enough to figure out that it's a shared computer and not to worry about it.

I'll try getting in touch with some licensing people as well as testing it out.
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