Transitioning to the Microsoft Customer Agreement FAQ

Microsoft’s new commerce experience means that eligible Enterprise Agreement customers can transition to buying their Azure services through the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

If you’ve got questions on how this transitioning process works, then this FAQ might be useful: http://bit.ly/2ITH1XO.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (April 2019) Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide. The most notable change is confirmation that Business Central Essentials and Premium licences include all the functionality of PowerApps Plan 2, and there’s a change log on page 10 detailing other adjustments.

Find this guide here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

Microsoft Commerce Experience FAQ

There’s an updated (April 2019) Microsoft Commerce Experience FAQ which focuses on the new way that customers can buy the Azure services direct from Microsoft through the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

There aren’t major changes to this document, but there is a link included now to view the new Microsoft Customer Agreement.

Find this FAQ in the Volume Licensing Programs section here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (April 2019) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide which incorporates the changes to Dynamics 365 storage and the introduction of the Customer Insights app. There’s also a useful table on page 2 reminding you of changes for this year, and several tables in the appendices have had extra detail added to them to give further clarity on what rights are included with which licences.

You’ll find the change log on page 57 if you want to work through all the changes in detail. Get this Licensing Guide here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

Microsoft Customer Agreement

The Microsoft Customer Agreement is Microsoft’s latest agreement that gives customers a framework within which to purchase their products and services. It’s a non-expiring contract and is currently available for purchases made through the Microsoft Store for Business.

From March 2019 it’s also the agreement that customers in eligible countries can use if they want to buy Azure services through their internal Microsoft representative.

Read more about this new agreement and the new commerce experience it facilitates here: http://bit.ly/2Isb0E6 and/or check out the agreement itself (in the language of your choice) here: http://bit.ly/2TS0Anu.

Windows 10 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (February 2019) Windows 10 Licensing Guide. The main changes are a Per User Qualifying Operating Systems table added on page 7, and a section on Windows 10 Education Activation added on page 16.

Find this Licensing Guide with hundreds of other Microsoft Licensing Guides that we’ve collected over the years here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft announce the General Availability of Visual Studio 2019 with the usual editions available to download: Community (free), and Professional and Enterprise for users with the relevant standard or monthly cloud subscription. Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2OGNLHI.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac is also available, in the same editions. licensed by the same subscriptions. Find that announcement here: http://bit.ly/2HWCa6R.

Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management is a native Azure solution to help customers manage cloud spend. It includes tools to help track costs over the course of a month and gives a variety of ways to analyse data, as well as allowing budgetsto be set.

The Azure Cost Management tools are free and currently available to EA and Microsoft Customer Agreement customers, as well as being in public preview for customers buying through azure.com.

Future developments include expanding eligible users (CSP partners and customers) and functionality (allowing customers to manage AWS spend by the end of the second quarter of 2019).

Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2JyhqUA.