Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (May 2019) Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide with three main changes.

Firstly, there’s wording added on page 4 to confirm that there are no minimum licence purchase requirements, and that Essentials and Premium licences may not be mixed.

Then on page 5 there’s a link included to a document which gives further information on how the Team Members licence works in Business Central.

And finally, page 6 sees the addition of text confirming that Business Central includes three External Accountant licences.

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

Windows 10 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (April 2019) Windows 10 Licensing Guide.

The only major change from the February 2019 version is the table on page 18 which is updated for the new names of the product editions and their availability through the different Volume Licensing programs.

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

Azure Cost Management

Microsoft announce the General Availability of Azure Cost Management for customers buying through Azure.com and Azure Government customers.

You can find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2LdDQLM with details of new features (a downloadable Azure usage CSV file) and the generally available features (cost analysis, budgets and exports).

There’s also information on what’s not currently supported: Marketplace purchases, data from earlier than September 2018, and Reserved Instances.

Home Use Program Guide

There’s a new guide on the Home Use Program, aimed at those people who manage HUP benefits within a business. These days the benefits are managed through the Microsoft Store for Business, and the guide takes administrators through the steps needed to get set up for this, including using the Azure AD authentication and identity service. There are also instructions for inviting employees to use the Home Use Program, an overview of what employees will need to do on receiving the invitation, and a summary FAQ.

Find this guide in the Volume Licensing Guides section at http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.

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.