There’s an updated (August 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide.
The main change is clarification that the Power Apps per app/per user licences do not include RPA functionality for which a separate purchase of Power Automate per user with attended RPA plan is required.
As usual, find the details of all of the changes in the Change Log on page 24, and get the updated guide itself here: https://bit.ly/3kumMyF.
There’s an updated (August 2020) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide with two main changes.
The first is for the rebranding of Forms Pro to Dynamics 365 Customer Voice – find more info on our blog here: https://bit.ly/3abDtu0 – and the second is for the release of the new Dynamics 365 Sales Premium bundle, an offer combining Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise and Dynamics 365 Sales Insights at a price of $135 per user per month, a saving of $10 over buying the applications separately.
Find the updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/33L0IK4.
Microsoft release a new offering called Dynamics 365 Sales Premium. It’s a single user licence for Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise and Dynamics 365 Sales Insights at a price of $135 per user per month, a saving of $10 over buying the applications separately.
Find Dynamics 365 Sales Premium listed here with all of its fellow Dynamics 365 Sales family members: https://bit.ly/31yHuEO.
Microsoft announce that Forms Pro is rebranded as Dynamics 365 Customer Voice, an enterprise feedback management solution. There are templates to help users get started on gathering feedback and the ability to analyse feedback and act on it.
There are no changes to the licensing – customers with Enterprise flavours of Dynamics 365 licences have 2,000 survey responses included per tenant per month, and Office 365 users can buy an add-on for the same capacity. Existing customers don’t need to do anything – current surveys in Forms Pro are moved to Dynamics 365 Customer Voice.
Find an overview of a Customer Voice solution here: https://bit.ly/2X3PZGj.
Microsoft announce some expanded use rights for the Azure Hybrid Benefit with SQL Server giving additional flexibility in using Standard and Enterprise Core licences for Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions.
SQL Server Standard Core licences may now be used for SQL Server Enterprise virtual machines with 4 Core licences required for each virtual core, and SQL Server Enterprise Core licences may now be used for SQL Server Standard virtual machines with 1 Core licence covering 4 virtual cores.
There are similar changes for the licence requirements for the Azure Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services Standard/Enterprise, and SQL Server Standard Core licences may now also be used for Azure SQL Database Business Critical solutions with a requirement of 4 Core licences to cover a virtual core.
You can find the announcement article here: https://bit.ly/2PlP6oh and find the official documentation on pages 54/55 of the August 2020 Product Terms document: http://bit.ly/MSproductterms.
There’s an updated (July 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide.
There are just minor adjustments, such as updating for the name changes of some of the Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans.
Find the updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3hJhDjJ and check out the Change Log on page 24 for the full list of changes.
Microsoft extend the Reservations family again with the availability of Reserved Capacity for the compute power of Hyperscale (Citus) server groups.
As you may expect there are one and three-year Reserved Capacity options available with savings of up to 45% and 65% respectively.
Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/300NwOZ, and find out more about this new Reserved Capacity option here: https://bit.ly/3jJLydq.
It’s Microsoft’s intention to take the content from the Product Terms and Online Services Terms documents and combine them into a single online resource.
If you want a sneak peek of what this will look like, then check out the new Product Terms site here: https://bit.ly/2ByfWq2.
Azure Monetary Commitment is the upfront payment an Enterprise Agreement customer makes for use of the Azure consumption services, which is then decremented on a monthly basis as the services are used. This is now renamed to Azure prepayment but there are no other changes in terms of how it works. Find the Azure prepayment section starting on page 53 of the July 2020 Product Terms, and download the document itself here: http://bit.ly/MSproductterms.
There’s an updated (July 2020) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide.
The main update is for the two new Fraud Protection capabilities – Account Protection and Loss Protection.
Get an overview of Fraud Protection and its licensing on our blog here: https://bit.ly/3f1eLNp, and download the updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/32WlZjp.