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Don’t Forget: Microsoft’s Upcoming Licensing Deadlines Are Nearly Here

Tue Oct 20 2020

Are you ready for Microsoft's new licensing transition deadlines?

Last March (26.03.2020) Microsoft announced quite a few changes across Power Platform and Dynamics 365. These changes were to help organisations around the world being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. They also pushed back several licensing transition enforcement deadlines to give organisations additional time to prepare.


Those deadlines are now fast approaching!

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 storage & Prod/non-prod instances

If you’re an existing Dynamics 365 client then you’ll be able to renew your existing storage and production/non-production instances right up until Dec 31st this year (Microsoft extended it from June 30th this year.


Anyone renewing from the 01st Jan, ’21 will have to transition over to the new model.

Dynamics 365 Portals

Existing Dynamics 365 customers can still renew their portal usage rights up until 31st Den ’20 (again, extended from 30th June ’20) but after that you’ll need to adhere to Microsoft’s new portal licensing use rights.

Dynamics 365 Plan Customers

Anyone looking to renew Dynamics 365 Plan, Customer Engagement Plan and/or Unified Plan will be able to use qualifying offers right through to 30th June ’21 (again, extend from 30th June ’20).

CSP And Web Direct Auto-Renewal Extension

Any and all Dynamics 365 Plan clients (including Dynamics 365 Plan, Customer Engagement Plan, and Unified Operations Plan) will be auto-renewed through 31st Dec ’20.

Prior to the 31st Dec though, all clients will need to create a transition plan to the individual app licensing model if they intend to keep using Dynamics 365.

Dynamics 365 Team Members

Any Dynamics 365 clients who obtained their Microsoft Teams license before 01st Oct ’18 will be able to renew their Teams license through 31st Dec ’20 but starting from 01st Jan ’21 anyone renewing will need to transition over to the new Microsoft Teams License.

Technical Enforcement For Team Members

Technical enforcement for Dynamics 365 Team Members licenses that were purchased or transitioned after 01st October ’18 will now come into effect on 31st January ‘21 (extended from 30th September ‘20).

Power Apps And Power Automate

Power Apps P1 and P2 as well as Power Automate (which used to be known as Microsoft Flow) P1 and P2 plans won’t be available for purchase or auto-renewal after 31st December ‘20.

Any Microsoft clients with those licenses with renewals on or after 01st January ‘21 would need to transition over to the Power Apps per user or per app plans, or the Power Automate per user or per flow plans if they wanted to continue to use the Power Platform services.

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