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Midori
Microsoft

ACTIVATION TIP: Microsoft for Startups OFFICE 365 benefit

As part of your membership in the Microsoft for Startups program, you may have received an Office 365 Business Premium benefit. Follow these steps to activate your benefit:

 

  1. Log in to the Microsoft for Startups portal with the Microsoft Account ID you used when registering for the program.
  2. Go to the Offers tab.
  3. Select the Redeem Offer Code* link on the Office 365 tile. Please note the number of users allocated with your benefit. You will need this for steps #5 and #6 below.
  4. Follow the prompts to set up your Office 365 Business Premium Admin Account. You will be asked to create a user ID and password, and the user ID will end with “.onmicrosoft.com.”
  5. When you reach the step to review your order, choose the number of users you would like to activate. The total due will be $0.00 if you don’t exceed the number of users you were allocated.
  6. Provide a payment method and place your order. Your credit card will not be charged if you don't exceed the number of users you were allocated and while your benefit is valid.

After completing these steps, use the Admin center to add users, assign product licenses, reset passwords, and manage your subscription.

Questions? Please contact us.

*The offer code must be applied to a new account. It may not be applied to an existing tenant.

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lukep
Visitor 1

I've 9 of 10 O365 accounts left to redeem and cannot, keep getting a something went wrong error when I try and purchase additional accounts, tried a couple of browsers and same error.

 

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I was able to buy one last December, but cannot now.

 

Regards, Luke

xuchen
Level 1 Contributor

we didn't receive any email for activation either. Is there a solution to this at all? @Midori 

ug
Visitor 1

Hi Midori,

I would kindly ask how I can obtain the Referral ID requested as first information at step 1 of your procedure on the Microsoft Startup Portal.

 

thx

ug

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crossotto
Visitor 1

same issue, did you figure it out?

Dictalogic
Level 1 Contributor

Hi there, 

 

I need to buy additional license for my company, I have already used the free licenses, can i pay for the additional licenses using the azure credit that i have ?

 

Thanks

Ron

Dictalogic
Level 1 Contributor

Can I add more users in Microsoft Office 365 account as a start-up (My allocation was 10 and i need 11 users), If i provision 11th user, Can i pay the bill via Azure credit that we have received as part of the start-up package ?

ZitahMcMillan
Visitor 1

My Company already has, and pays for Microsoft outlook accounts, apparently the credits on the start up program can't be straightforwardly transferred over to cover existing email accounts.  They're intended to be top ups rather than replacements.  When I asked if I could replace, to save some cost, the process to transfer all of the data associated with outlook email is incredibly lengthy and honestly, not worth the effort.

czhu
Community Manager

If you have any benefit activation, portal, or account issues, please reach out to Tier 1 support for resolution at: http://aka.ms/startuphelpemail

 

 

ngnayak
Level 1 Contributor

Hello @Midori ,

I am having the same problem - wherein it says the activation email was sent to my id but I haven't recd it. Were you able to resolve the issue? Will be of great help . Thanks and Warm Regards, Giri

pranav4793
Visitor 1

Hello, we didn't receive any email for activation, I only see a "Access Office Portal"

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how can I redeem the offer?

ngnayak
Level 1 Contributor

Hello @pranav4793 ,

I am having the same problem - wherein it says the activation email was sent to my id but I haven't recd it. Were you able to resolve the issue? Will be of great help . Thanks and Warm Regards, Giri

ngnayak
Level 1 Contributor

Hello @pranav4793 ,

I am having the same problem - wherein it says the activation email was sent to my id but I haven't recd it. Were you able to resolve the issue? Will be of great help . Thanks and Warm Regards, Giri

jorgepaz
Visitor 1

Hola, el correo de registro para el programa ya era parte de office 365, y no me deja activar el beneficio .. que debo hacer en este caso?.

riqra
Visitor 1

Hello, we didn't receive any email for activation, I only see a "Access Office Portal"

 

https://prnt.sc/th2mwr

 

how can I redeem the offer?

 

Thank you

Rish
Visitor 1

When i was at the step 4 , I accidentally closed the tab, Now what to do ?

hugoramos84
Visitor 1

I did the same. What about now? @Midori @czhu 

talia
Visitor 1

I didn't received any code by email, and I created an account onmicrosoft.com but I don't know where I have to put the code that I should had received.

 

Thanks

akshat
Visitor 1

Hi Midori, 

 

We are Office 365 users and wanted to add the Microsoft for startups premium benefit to our subscription. However, our admin account doesnt reflect this addition after following your steps. Can you help?

Midori
Microsoft

It sounds like you are trying to add the offer code to an existing account. As noted in the instructions, the offer code can only be applied to a new account which is likely why you're encountering a problem. If you would like further help, please contact us.

viken_cw
Visitor 1

I think i made a mistake in setting up the admin account and now I can't access the page.  Is there a way to "reset" the registration so I can create an onmicrosoft account to distribute licenses? 

 

Thanks