Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (May 2021) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide. The first change of note is the amending of the term “entity” to “table” throughout, in line with the updating of some terminology in Dataverse – find details here: https://bit.ly/2Rls5WM. And the second change is the introduction of Electronic Invoicing transactions – see page 32. 100 transactions per tenant are included with Commerce, Finance, Project Operations, and Supply Chain Management licences, and there’s an Add-on available which adds an additional 1,000 transactions per month. Note that transactions do not roll over between months and customers must license for peak capacity.

Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/2Rrn1A8.

Changes to Dynamics 365 Licensing

There will be some changes to Dynamics 365 licensing from October 2019, which Microsoft covered in a couple of sessions at the Inspire partner conference. Let’s look at the most significant of these changes.

Firstly, the Finance and Operations module will be split into two modules: Finance, and Supply Chain Management. Secondly, all the current Plans (Unified Operations, Customer Engagement, and Dynamics 365) will be removed. This means that customers will buy licences for just the apps that they need. If a user does need to be licensed for multiple apps then they will buy a Base licence for the first app and an Attach licence for the second one. There’s no difference in the functionality but the Attach licences will be significantly cheaper.

If you want to dive deeper into these changes, then watch these Inspire sessions: Unified Operations Licensing (http://bit.ly/2y9oOgo) and Customer Engagement Licensing (http://bit.ly/2YnlRHZ).