How to Delete Former Employee’s Account and Office 365 License?

 

Deleting former employee’s Office 365 license 

 

You do not need to pay for a license after someone leaves your organization. All you simply need to do is removing Office 365 license of that person and then deleting the same from your subscription. You also have an option of assigning the same license to another user and to continue with the services.  Within 30 days of removing the license, you can access the data or restore the account, but you would not be able doing anything after this period. After the period of 30 days, the data from the account gets deleted permanently and cannot be recovered.

 

    • Sign in with your Office 365 global admin account

 

    • Go to Office 365 Admin center and then select Users

 

    • Now, select the name of employee you want to delete and the select Edit next to Product License

 

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    • Go to Product licenses pane and slide the license indicator making to Off position. Now, select assign to remove the license. This will bring you a message of Products Removed, once you are done.

 

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You can continue following these methods of license removal until you do not hire other individuals to work with your organization.

Deleting former employee’s account

 

If you no longer need your former employee’s data with your Office 365, you delete his account by following these simple steps-

 

    • Sign in with your Office 365 global admin account

 

    • Go to Office 365 Admin center and then select Users

 

    • Now, select the name of employee you want to delete from the list and then select Delete user, which is in the user pane

 

    • Now select Delete > Close

 

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After clicking the button Delete User, the account would become inactive for around 30 days and after 30 days; it will automatically be deleted permanently. If you want to restore the account for some reasons, you can return within 30 days.

 

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