How to manage licenses in the Store for Education
Viewing available licenses
- To access your licenses, sign into the Microsoft Store for Education
- After you've signed in, select Manage from the top menu
- Select Products & Services from the left-hand menu
- Locate Minecraft: Education Edition from your list of products and services you may need to use this link.
Note: You may see multiple lines for Minecraft: Education Edition depending on how M:EE licenses were purchased or many different purchases have been made. Additionally, one line for M:EE will show "Unlimited" licenses available, which indicates the Trial version of the app is available to an unlimited number of users in your organization.
Auto-assigning licenses will automatically assign a license to a user in your tenant when they sign into Minecraft with their Office 365 credentials. This is especially useful in large deployments where an entire school or school district has purchased licenses for all faculty and students through their Office 365 subscription.
By default, auto subscription assignment is turned off. To turn on auto-assign, login to Microsoft Store for Education, locate the Auto-claim a license and turn it on.
Once all of your licenses have been claimed (if you do not have org-wide licenses), students or teachers who have not yet been assigned licenses will automatically move to the trial mode of the game (25 logins for teachers and 10 for students).
Managing licenses individually or via Office 365 Groups
You can manage licenses individually or via Office 365 Groups in the Microsoft Store for Education.
- First, ensure that Auto-claim a license toggle is off
- Click Assign Users
- Enter the name of students, teachers or groups to whom you would like to assign licenses.
The field will auto-complete for users/groups in your tenant
- When you have input the users or groups you'd like to assign licenses to, click Assign
You can see the list of assigned users and the list of users with a Full Version (i.e. license assigned) and a Trial Version license by switching between the tabs on the bottom of the manage page for M:EE.
Assigning licenses in batches
The Microsoft Store for Business and Education provides a PowerShell module to allow an administrator to manage M:EE license assignment in batches.
For full instructions on using the PowerShell module, see
Microsoft Store for Business and Education PowerShell module
Help with Store for Education
The Microsoft Store for Education has a set of support materials and agents for both commerce and technical support. Head to the Support page in the Store. If you are having trouble with purchasing, you can chat live with a support agent or open a ticket by opening the “Purchase, Billing, and Promotions” header (see right). If you require technical support, use this link to open a ticket with the Microsoft Store for Education technical support team.
For complete guidance to assign and manage Minecraft: Education Edition licenses through the Microsoft Store for Education, please reference this article for end-to-end documentation on assignment and management of licenses. Note that you can assign licenses to individual users but you can also assign to groups you’ve set up in Office 365 Education, for example a grade level or a specific school. Our deployment guide is also a great resource to check out.