Updates to Power Apps licensing model from Ignite 2021 (Nov), including the pay-as-you-go model for apps and capacity.
Is Dynamics 365 data now “free” in Microsoft Teams?
At Microsoft Inspire 2021, an announcement was made on supporting Collaborative Apps scenarios in Teams at no extra cost. What does this mean for Dynamics 365 customers in terms of exposing their CRM data to wider audience?
Power Apps pricing drops by 50%
From October 2021 onwards, the Power Apps per app & per user plans will become very affordable. What’s behind this sudden drop in pricing for premium features?
Renewed Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide for October 2020
Microsoft has removed the Customer Engagement and FinOps buckets from their licensing documentation and now offers a single menu of Dynamics 365 apps. What should the CE professionals now identify themselves with in this new world?
Why Power Platform licensing is complex, part 4: the role of CDS
The Common Data Service is a foundational element of Power Platform, yet it isn’t an actual software product that would be sold directly on a per user basis. The history as well as the future of CDS make it a complex part of the licensing puzzle for customers – and Microsoft.
Why Power Platform licensing is complex, part 3: light use scenarios
Whether you are using a particular feature on a daily basis or once a year doesn’t make a difference when it comes to the licensing requirements of Business Applications. Why is it so hard to offer a license type for the “light touch” scenarios?
Why Power Platform licensing is complex, part 2: multiplexing
The low-code tools are making it easier than ever to have data flowing between different systems and presented in a custom UI that may bypass the original enterprise applications altogether. However, this does not free you from the requirement of having a license for these systems. Welcome to the world of multiplexing.
Why Power Platform licensing is complex, part 1: products
The changes in how Microsoft positions the various products in its portfolio are a common source of confusion and misunderstanding on Power Apps licensing. This blog post will examine the impact that the rise of Power Platform has had on the surrounding product offerings of Office 365 and Dynamics 365.
Price points of Power Platform (2022 pricing and licenses)
Microsoft doesn’t provide a single page from where to look up the prices for each of the license types for various products included under the Power Platform umbrella. Since this information is spread out and offered in various different formats, I decided to create a landing page with the core price info as well as links to documentation that’s been the source of this pricing information.
Dynamics 365 & Power Platform licensing FAQ, February 2020
There are certain details in Microsoft’s licensing model for Dynamics 365 Team Members, Power Apps and environment capacity management that tend to raise questions among customers and partners. Here are answers to some of the licensing questions I’ve encountered during the past few months.