O365: Reassign User License

Hello.

We're new to O365, and have a question regarding user licenses.

If we assign a license to a user and then remove that license (toggle off), will that license be available to re-use with another user?
Michael HerndonAsked:
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OddyWriterConnect With a Mentor Mr.Commented:
Yes, you can assign to another user.
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Michael HerndonAuthor Commented:
Oh, that's great. No need to delete the original user first or anything like that?
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OddyWriterMr.Commented:
You have to manage users with your account at www.office.com/myaccount.
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Michael HerndonAuthor Commented:
You mean that's where the license is removed and added to another user, right?

Any other considerations?
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OddyWriterMr.Commented:
There is only way to manage users for O365.
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8046586Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Keep in mind that once you do leave the user account without a licence, you are going to lose the e-mails eventually. Always export user mailbox before you assign the licence to another user. If you need a quick response and you do not have a time for export you can always take a trial licence adding another Office 365 product, and you will buy an extra month for exporting the mailbox.
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Todd NelsonConnect With a Mentor Systems EngineerCommented:
If we assign a license to a user and then remove that license (toggle off), will that license be available to re-use with another user?

Yes, like Bocevski stated you could lose emails after removing a license.  However, you can do a couple of things to prevent data loss by 1) Convert user mailbox to a shared mailbox (shared mailboxes do not require a license); or 2) Put the mailbox on in-place hold and then remove the license.

Additionally, there are a few ways to manage licenses in Office 365.  Take a look at these articles...

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8046586Commented:
A user didn't come back with comments. I assume the problem is solved.
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