Multiple concurrent users and licencing RRS feed

  • Question

  • At the moment I go to businesses and run a course using software that requires a specific setup so I take 10 laptops with me and set them up at the client premises.  I'm thinking that Azure would allow me to leave the laptops and run the course using the clients own machines.  This would also allow me to run the course with more than 10 participants.  The question I have is to do with licencing. Can I have multiple users using many instances of the same image on VM's or do I need to have a separate image for each concurrent user? Specifically, if I create a full computer image with a copy of windows and a copy of Office and upload that to Azure. Can I have 10 people access that image using completely different instance of that image or would that violate Microsoft Licencing?
    • Edited by miraclemick Tuesday, January 6, 2015 2:09 AM adding clarity.
    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 2:04 AM


  • Hi,

    If I understand correctly, you would like to use an image to create a VM in Azure and let 10 users access the same VM. Yes this is possible but you have to create the users manually in the VM itself. Azure would provide you the administrator credential by which you can login and create users. Also you have to setup the number of concurrent users accessing the VM(not sure, please check this point)

    Since 10 users would be accessing the same VM, it is advisable to select the VM with high level of computing resources with proper analysis and cost estimation.

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    • Proposed as answer by Susie Long Friday, January 16, 2015 9:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, January 19, 2015 3:43 AM
    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3:08 AM