Windows 11 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated-for-Windows 11 (April 2023) Desktop Operating Systems Licensing Guide. It’s a useful document covering the different Windows editions, device and user licensing options, as well as downgrade rights and Volume Licensing Activation.

Find this updated guide here:

Teams Rooms licensing policy enforcement

Teams Rooms licensing changed in September 2022 with the introduction of Teams Rooms Basic and Teams Rooms Pro licences. At that time customers were also advised that from July 1, 2023 Teams Rooms devices must be licensed with device licences, rather than user licences. This reminder article ( ) is a useful one, including as it does, tips for finding Teams Rooms devices with unsupported licences.

Device licences for Dynamics 365 Guides and Remote Assist

Device licences are now available for Dynamics 365 Guides and Remote Assist. As you’d expect, there are no limits on the number of users who may use a licensed device, and all users use a shared login rather than their own credentials. Note that the Guides device licence only allows a user to operate a guide, rather than to author one, but the Remote Assist user and device licences give access to the same functionality.

You can find details on the ins and outs of assigning Guides device licences here: