Clipchamp licensing options

Clipchamp is a tool to help users to create professional-looking videos, and Microsoft announced in November 2023 that it’s now available to users with Microsoft 365 E3/E5 or Microsoft 365 Business Standard/Premium licences. In addition, there’s a new Premium Add-on licence for these users to get access to some additional features such as premium stock content. This licence will cost $7 per user per month after June 30, 2024 but there’s some introductory pricing at $5 per user per month until then. For users not eligible for included Clipchamp rights there’s a new Standard standalone licence at $3 per user per month, or a Premium standalone licence currently costing $7 which rises to $10 per user per month in July 2024.

Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3Om2DeC.

Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (August 2023) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide with two main additions.

Firstly, an allowance of 100 invoice capture transactions is added to Commerce, Finance, Project Operations, Supply Chain Management, and the Electronic Invoicing Add-on Capacity licences. This capability automates the Accounts Payable invoice-to-pay process – find out more in this article: https://bit.ly/3qunZ0D.

Secondly, Business Central Premium licences are added as eligible Base licences for Field Service Attach licences.

Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/441pot6.

Power Automate Process Mining is generally available

Microsoft announce that Power Automate Process Mining is generally available.

From a licensing perspective, you need a Power Automate Premium licence which gives you 50 MB of Process Mining Data Storage, and a further 50 MB for every additional licence that you purchase up to a maximum of 100 GB per customer.

From there, you can purchase a Power Automate Process Mining Add-on licence which gives a further 100 GB of Data Storage and costs $5,000 per month.

Find the announcement article here: https://bit.ly/47id22H, specific licensing information here: https://bit.ly/3Ks4zQO, and pricing information here: https://bit.ly/3ooVJb2.

General Availability of Viva Sales

Microsoft announce that Viva Sales is generally available as of 3 October, 2022. Viva as a brand is about improving the employee experience, with the Viva Suite aimed at employees in any role across a business.

Viva Sales, however, is tailored to improve the employee experience for a specific role – sellers – and it enables these users to use Office 365 and Teams to automatically capture, access and register data into a CRM system, eliminating the administrative burden of manual data entry.

Viva Sales is included in Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise and Premium licences, and is also available as a standalone licence priced at $40 per user per month.

Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3fZC28I, with links to other useful resources such as pricing information and an “Introduction to Viva Sales” course on Microsoft Learn.

Windows Autopatch

Microsoft announce the General Availability of Windows Autopatch – a cloud service that automates updates for Windows, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Edge and Teams.

It’s included with Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3/E5/VDA licences, and customers also need to be licensed for Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft Intune to take advantage of the service.

You can find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3vcQMWq, and a useful FAQ here: https://bit.ly/3S7o1o9.

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.

Dynamics 365 Sales Premium

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 365 Compliance changes

Microsoft 365 Compliance has been a cost-effective way of acquiring Office 365 Advanced Compliance and Azure Information Protection Premium Plan 2 at a cost of $10 per user per month, but from 1 April, 2020 there are changes.

The two Microsoft 365 Compliance components (themselves collections of services) are retired, and replaced with three “mini suites” which repackage the existing Compliance offerings into different groups and add some new functionality too. The three new mini suites are: eDiscovery and Audit, Information Protection and Governance, and Insider Risk Management, priced at $7 per user per month for Information Protection and Governance and $6 per user per month for the other two. Microsoft 365 Compliance remains the way to access the services of all three mini suites at $10 per user per month.

These suites can be added on to a Microsoft 365 E3 licence (as you would perhaps expect), but also to a whole host of other licences, and page 60 of the April 2020 Product Terms document lists the various prerequisites.

The compliance offerings are typically tenant-level services and the licensing guidance for tenant-level services is updated here: https://bit.ly/35gbdUv where you’ll also find a useful Compliance Licensing Comparison document detailing which services are licensed by which EMS, Office 365 or Microsoft 365 plan. This document is available as a PDF document (https://bit.ly/3aoaQbc) or Excel file (https://bit.ly/2zCCK6C).

AAD Premium Plan 1 added to Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft announce that the full set of Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1 capabilities are being added to Microsoft 365 Business. Previously, Microsoft 365 Business just had a subset of the capabilities but now customers will also get the benefits of Cloud App Discovery, Application Proxy, Dynamics Groups, and Passwordless Authentication.

The new capabilities are already rolling out to new Microsoft 365 Business customers and are scheduled for existing customers throughout the rest of April 2020.

Find the announcement article here: https://bit.ly/2xsDeeR.