Avoid Users from Signing Up for Office 365 Services Trials

There are situations where you want to block users from signing up for trial of office 365 services like streams,Flow,Power BI etc.

We have been given this task as it was interfering with our project where we were turning ON office 365 services in a planned manner.

You will not be able to restrict all services but most of these will abide the settings.

Log on to MSOL thru powershell: (Refer how to connect to MSOL : https://syscloudpro.com/2015/04/30/connecting-office-365-via-powershell/ )

Type below command to check current settings:

Get-MsolCompanyInformation | fl AllowAdHocSubscriptions

If value comes out to be true than it means that users are able to sign up for services trials.

Turn the value to False to disable sign ups.

Set-MsolCompanySettings -AllowAdHocSubscriptions:$false

After this has been done We have tested the services and trials were successfully blocked.

Note: Some services don’t have signups available and some don’t even require a license.

Irrespective of above settings,we want to test all (These can change as Microsoft make changes so please test yourself, below are our test results for reference)

Delve  – Working without license

Forms –  Not working (signup blocked after Settings was set to False)

TO-DO  – Not working

Stream – Not working (signup blocked after Settings was set to False)

Staffhub – Working without license (Settings can be updated to apply license Check)

Flow – signup blocked after Settings was set to False (require license)

Powerapps – signup blocked after Settings was set to False(require license)

Microsoft Teams – Not working without License

Planner – Working without license

SWAY – Not working without License

PowerBI – Not working without License (signup blocked after Settings was set to False)

Yammer – Working without license (Settings can be updated to apply license Check)

EOL – Requires License

SKOB – Requires License

Office ProPlus – Requires License

For services, Where signups were available earlier, are now blocked.

Users get below message when they try to SIGN UP.

Thanks for Reading

Sukhija Vikas

http://SysCloudPro.com

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