Dynamics 365 Licensing Brief

There’s a new (April 2021) Dynamics 365 Licensing Brief.

Its intent is to answer some questions, address some complex scenarios, and provide product information that may not exist in other documentation.

If you’ve got a reasonably good knowledge of Dynamics 365 licensing then it’s probably worth a read from start to end (it’s only 8 pages) to see if there’s any new information for you.

Find this Licensing Brief here: https://bit.ly/3ukog2M.

Power Platform Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (April 2021) Power Platform Licensing Guide. There’s extra clarification added throughout around API management including confirmation on page 23 that the number of daily API requests in a Power Virtual Agents capacity add-on is limited to 15,000 per tenant.

Find this updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/2Q2dSNO.

Business Central on-premises Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (April 2021) Business Central on-premises Licensing Guide. Application Builder and Solution Developer are no longer available for purchase and are thus removed from the Configuration Component table on page 7, and the tables detailing the functionality in the Essentials and Premium licences are updated on pages 5 to 7.

Find this updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/3mAm9ES.

Office LTSC

Microsoft announce that a commercial preview of Office LTSC, the next perpetual release of Office, will be available in April 2021.

This release of Office will align with Windows 10 LTSC for use in specific, limited scenarios, and will be supported for five years. It will be released in the second half of 2021 and there will be a 10% price increase. Microsoft confirm that there will be another release in the future too.

There are also plans to release Office 2021 for personal and small business users later in the year, and there are no plans for a price increase for these products.

Find the announcement article here: http://bit.ly/3aKyTEC.

Power BI Premium per User

Microsoft announce that Power BI Premium per User will become generally available on 2 April, 2021.

There will be a standalone licence costing $20 per user per month, or an Add-on for users already licensed with a Power BI Pro or Office 365/Microsoft 365 E5 licence costing $10 per user per month.

Find the announcement article, which also details Power BI Premium features and capabilities, here: http://bit.ly/3rm1B4E, and a useful FAQ on the Power BI Premium per User licence here: https://bit.ly/3j1YNWc.