Understand how Licensing Works After Your Transition
Applies to: Exchange Online Protection
Topic Last Modified: 2013-10-25
After your transition from Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) to Exchange Online Protection (EOP), the licensing section of the Office 365 admin center will include a FOPE transition subscription with a price of $0. This placeholder subscription represents the time left on your current FOPE subscription. The price is set at $0 to prevent you from being charged for both EOP and FOPE while your FOPE agreement is still active.
When your FOPE agreement expires, the transition subscription will also expire, and at that time you may purchase a new EOP subscription through the Microsoft Office 365 portal or through an authorized Microsoft reseller partner.
|If you need to purchase additional seats before your FOPE subscription expires, add these seats to your original FOPE subscription. These seats will not show up in your EOP licensing page but EOP will continue to protect all of your users regardless of the number of seats shown in EOP. After the FOPE subscription has expired, all new licenses should be purchased on your new EOP agreement.|
For more details around your FOPE to EOP licensing transition, click the link that represents your Program Type:
- Customers who Purchased FOPE Through a Microsoft Volume License Agreement
- Customers who Purchased FOPE Through a FrontBridge Agreement
- Customers who Purchased FOPE Through the Sprint Secure Messaging Protection Offering
For more details about adding seats to your existing FOPE subscription, or renewing your licenses when your FOPE subscription expires, see the following topics: