Shared Computer Activation

VC3 is a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH) authorized by Microsoft to host your Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multitenant hardware. In addition, we are also authorized to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 subscriptions using shared computer activation (SCA) technology. Click here to learn more about the QMTH Program from Microsoft.

Benefits of Windows 10 Virtualization and Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

Windows 10 virtualization and SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 gives you choice and flexibility. Both allow you to take advantage of existing Windows 10 and Office 365 licensing investments when deploying to the cloud. You are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises or VC3’s shared datacenter. VC3 is an Authorized QMTH Partner, allowing you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, Visio Pro for Office 365, and qualified Windows 10 products to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

Which Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting?

As of August 1, 2017, the following Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing currently include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 per User with SA
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 VDA per User


Which Windows subscriptions purchased under the Microsoft Cloud Agreement from VC3 will include virtualization rights?

As of September 6, 2017, the following Windows subscriptions include virtualization rights for dedicated as well as multitenant hardware in data centers managed by Authorized QMTH Partners such as VC3:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 (with VDI)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly Secure Productive Enterprise or SPE) E3 and E5

Which Office 365 products support SCA?

SCA mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use SCA.

Contact Us

Talk to a VC3 representative to learn more about Windows 10 Virtualization and SCA. 800-787-1160