Setup a Microsoft 365 Developer subscription with E5 License – 90 days Rolling

The following steps show how to Add the E5 Subscriptions in your 365 Developer Subscription. Follow steps to register for the developer subscription 1st

After the “Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Developer Program.”

Click Set up E5 Subscription

Follow the setup steps below:

Join the Developer 365 Program – Includes E5 License – 90 days Rolling

Microsoft have a developer subscription option Microsoft 365 Developer Program FAQ | Microsoft Docs

“subscription is good for 90 days and is renewable based on valid developer activity. If you’re using your subscription for development, it will be renewed every 3 months and will last indefinitely.”

Set up a Microsoft 365 developer subscription | Microsoft Docs

Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program | Microsoft Docs

Steps to setup – “Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program today!”

Click : https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program

Joining the program and Create a new account (I Created a new email just for this developer work)

We then get presented with a Dashboard – Microsoft developer center and technical documentation

Time to Explore > click Microsoft 365 > Learn more > Join Now

Clicked “Join Now” and got a missing info prompt.

Join the Developer Program

Select an options

Now you are Setup. Continue to steps for adding E5 license

Outlook Credentials Flashing and Closing Constantly

Challenge : Outlook would connect to one MS365 mailbox but then started constantly flashing for authentication for the disconnected Hotmail mailbox, but the credentials window disappears before being able to click on the box to enter a password.

Cause : Unknown ? Clash of accounts? Glitch in the Matrix?

Solution : More of a workaround solution.

  • Close Outlook
  • Open Word > Create a blank document
  • File > Account > Sign Out

  • Then click sign in, Username and Password prompts. Log in and authenticate.
  • Close Word
  • Open Outlook and everything worked as normal.

“Encrypt” option in Outlook Error

Licenses and Limitations of Encryption and Exchange Online in you Microsoft 365 subscription.

Example Send a New message and there is an “Encrypt” button. Great feature but is there a gotcha you need to configure or another license version you require?

Slightly frustrating a button exists even if its not configured and gives your end users and error message.

“Your machine isn’t set up for Information Rights Management (IRM). To set up IRM, sign in to Office, open and existing IRM protected message or document, or contact your help desk.”

Reason

You created and new message in Outlook, clicked options, Encrypt, and Connect to Rights Management Servers and get templates

Solution

You received this message because RMS isn’t setup in your Microsoft 365 tenancy. Azure Information Protection is only included with certain licenses in Office 365. See License Data Sheet.

OME stands for Office 365 Message Encryption (OME).

OME is offered as part of “Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, Microsoft Enterprise E3 and E5, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Office 365 A1, A3, and A5, and Office 365 Government G3 and G5.”

Microsoft provide this guide to choosing your activation method.