Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is now an EOLS

There’s a change to the status of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise when it’s purchased through an Enterprise Agreement. It’s now designated as an Enterprise Online Service which means that it doesn’t need to be purchased enterprise-wide and 500 licences can be acquired to start an Enterprise Online Services-only enrolment.

Find the relevant page of the Product Terms site here: https://bit.ly/3ABfP5K.

Power Platform Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (October 2021) Power Platform Licensing Guide.

The main update is for the changes to Power Apps Per App licensing which is now just that – a single licence allows access to one app or one portal rather than the previous two apps and one portal. Entitlements for the new Intelligent Order Management are also added, and notice of end of support for WinAutomation at 31 December, 2021.

Find the updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/3uSHU7b.

Office 2021 personal editions available

Office Home & Student 2021 and Office Home & Business 2021 are now available. These are the perpetually licensed editions of the next version of Office, priced at $149.99 and $249.99 respectively.

The Home & Business edition includes everything in the Home & Student edition as well as Outlook for the PC/Mac and commercial use rights. Unlike their Office LTSC 2021 business counterparts, these editions include Teams and some collaboration tools too.

Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3ArUlbr.

Office LTSC 2021 is generally available

Microsoft announce that the next versions of the “traditional” Office products are available. This includes Office LTSC Professional Plus/Standard/Standard for Mac 2021, Project Standard/Professional 2021, and Visio Standard/Professional 2021.

You can find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3iyCkSy, and useful deployment information here: https://bit.ly/3msgQaW.

Management Group scope for Azure Reservations

When you purchase an Azure Reservation you choose a scope for it which defines where it may be used: within a specific Resource Group, a specific Subscription, or all Subscriptions. A Management Group is a group of Azure Subscriptions and Microsoft announce this as a new option for the scope of a Reservation.

Find the announcement on the public preview here: https://bit.ly/3iqyA5i and more information on Reservation scopes generally here: https://bit.ly/3ouf6AU.

Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (September 2021) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide. There aren’t major changes and you can find a full list of the tweaks that have been made in the Change Log on page 58. If the Guides and Remote Assist mixed reality products are of interest you might want to take a look at pages 19 and 24 where additional tables have been added to show the functionality that could be used by users in different roles.

Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3BNqLxV.

Windows 11

Microsoft announce that Windows 11 will start to become available on 5 October, 2021, and that it is now available in preview on Azure Virtual Desktop.

Find the availability announcement with 11 highlights of Windows 11 here: https://bit.ly/3yBK8YG, and information on the different Windows 11 images available for AVD here: https://bit.ly/2WVl0PM.