Power BI Premium Generally Available

Microsoft confirm that Power BI Premium is generally available: http://bit.ly/2s9hhKN. Take a look at our earlier blog post for an overview of Power BI Premium: http://bit.ly/2qMOr4B.

Power BI Report Server is also generally available and page 32 of the June 2017 Product Terms confirms that customers with active SA on SQL Server Enterprise Core licences have rights to run Power BI Report Server.

June 2017 Product Terms Addendum

Microsoft release a special June 2017 Product Terms Addendum to take account of the name changes coming to the Dynamics 365 products on 1 July, 2017.

In summary, Operations becomes the Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Plan, Plan 1 becomes the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan, and Plan 2 becomes the Dynamics 365 Plan.

Download this addendum here: http://bit.ly/2rRqysz.

Dynamics 365 for Talent

Microsoft announce that Dynamics 365 for Talent is now in Technical Preview. Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2sjccm9 with an overview of the features and an introductory video where the last line sums up the proposition of this new product: “To find the right people, keep them engaged, productive, and working for you, all you need is Talent.” According to the original announcement in May (http://bit.ly/2r9Bsa7) look out for this product in July 2017.

License Mobility Verification Guide for Customers

We found an updated (December 2016) guide snappily entitled “License Mobility through Microsoft Software Assurance Verification Guide for Customers”.¬†Essentially, this is a useful document if you want to check out the required processes to use traditional licences with SA to license workloads in the cloud.¬†Its main update covers the fact that you can now email the License Verification form to Microsoft.

Find the guide in the Application Servers section of our Licensing Guides emporium: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

Microsoft Hosting and CSP Newsletter

The May 2017 Hosting and Cloud Service Provider Newsletter is out. There’s just one item of licensing interest: the FY17 Q4 Quarterly Licensing Brief is on 22nd June and has some interesting topics.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2rVVZ6j to learn when to use CSP for Azure as a Managed/Hosting Service Provider, and about various hybrid or BYOL licensing scenarios for Azure Stack.

Sign up for the free newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2gbk5iR.