There’s a new (October 2018) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide which reflects the changes introduced with the Fall Update. There are changes to Team Members rights, Marketing contacts, and the minimum number of licences required for the included Dynamics 365 portal, and some new SKUs: Customer Service Professional, Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution/Solution Plus, Unified Order Operations – Order Lines, and Talent Comprehensive Hiring.
Find the guide here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides, and refer to page 1 for a summary table of changes.
Microsoft announce new AI and mixed reality business applications for Dynamics 365. The next major release to the Dynamics products will be available on 1 October, 2018 and will include a new class of AI applications to help customers with decision making and to enable them to take informed actions. The new AI apps will be available for Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service and Market Insights. Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout, mixed reality applications that use Microsoft HoloLens, will also be available in the same timeframe. Find the announcement and watch some videos of these new products in action here: http://bit.ly/2O0KRzC.
There’s an updated (July 2018) Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide. There are no major changes – just the tidying up of some Business Central branding throughout, but if you like to have the latest copy to hand, then find it as usual at http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
There’s an updated (July 2018) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide. There are just a few corrections made to this version which you can find detailed in the Change Log on page 50. Find this Guide here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
There’s an updated Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide for May 2018. There aren’t major changes – just some clarifications of language which you can find in Appendix H on page 50. Get the Guide from our Licensing Guides emporium here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
There’s a brand new (March 2018) Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide covering the licensing of this new ERP solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Use it to find out about the different licence types (Essential, Premium and Team Members), licensing external users (included in the internal users’ licence rights), and whether users are allowed access to on-premises servers (they’re not). Find the guide at the bottom of the Dynamics 365 section in our Licensing Guides emporium: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
There’s a new (March 2018) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide covering the licensing of the online versions of the products and incorporating the new Sales Professional User SL and how the new Dynamics 365 for Marketing app is licensed.
From a Dynamics 365 for Sales perspective the new Sales Professional User SL gives access to a subset of the functionality that the Enterprise User SL does, and pages 10/11 give an overview comparison between the two licences while a new Appendix C on page 34 expands on this. It’s also worth knowing that the Sales Enterprise and Sales Professional application modules may not be deployed on the same instance, but may be deployed on the same tenant, and pages 9/10 elaborate on this with some useful diagrams and tables.
You’ll find detail about Dynamics 365 for Marketing on page 10 where it’s explained that this new app is licensed per organisation and is based on the number of contacts in the Customer Engagement database. You can license Dynamics 365 for Marketing as a standalone app or as an add-on to either the Customer Engagement Plan or one of the Customer Engagement apps. In all cases you get an entitlement of 10,000 contacts, and can buy additional contacts in increments of 5,000 if required. The Customer Engagement Plan Applications Use Rights table in Appendix B on page 28 has been updated to include the Marketing app too.
Other changes in this licensing guide include the addition of some useful tables: find additional services and software on page 20, and default instance and infrastructure capability for the Customer Engagement apps on page 22, and for the Unified Operations Plan apps on page 23.
As usual, this guide is added to our ever-growing collection of Microsoft Licensing Guides hosted here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
Dynamics 365 for Marketing is available. If you want an overview of what this new application does, then this page is useful, with both an overview video and further written detail and pictures: http://bit.ly/2EvrzJQ. From a licensing perspective, it’s licensed across an organisation as a standalone application for $1,500 per month for up to 10,000 contacts, or as an add-on to the Customer Engagement Plan or one of the Customer Engagement apps for $750 per month. An additional 5,000 contacts can be added for $250 per month. Find the pricing details here: http://bit.ly/2JuuNRF.
A new Professional User SL is available for Dynamics 365 for Sales users who need to focus on sales execution activities such as lead and opportunity management, and managing products, price lists, quotes, and orders. The existing Enterprise User SL is still available and adds additional functionality such as Social Engagement and Gamification. The Professional User SL is $65 per user per month compared to the $95 Enterprise User SL, and you can find a detailed comparison of the plans here: http://bit.ly/2IB02Js.
There’s an updated (February 2018) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide. There are no major changes but if you want the latest version in your collection then download this guide here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.