Hosting Office Applications in a virtual server

Category: azure billing


dombee on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:21:24


I'm currently building a prototype Office integration application for my clients and they are dragging their heels in providing a suitable server.

The application consists a database / application / web server built on Marklogic + SQL Server/ bespoke c# / ASP.Net plus a Word plug in. 

I'd like to install a full copy of Office 2013 and have users remote desktop into the server to use Office as rolling out the add-in will take months of negotiations with a less than helpful IT department.

I've already checked and my Enterprise MSDN licence covers me for installing the Office Suite at the client's site or off-site so long as no production data are used.

Will this be possible to host on Azure, I've just spent a good while reading about this but am lost in the maze of different licencing issues around Office. As this is a prototype can I just ignore the licencing issues and rely on my MSDN licence?




Sapna Girish on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:47:26

Hello Dom,

Greetings from Microsoft Azure.

Please check the below Forum thread which might be helpful to answer your query:


Sapna Girish