(Updated) Microsoft Whiteboard introduces per user licensing

From Microsoft Corporation

MC222821, Stay Informed, Published date: Sep 24, 2020Admin impact, New feature, User impact

Updated October 22, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below

Microsoft Whiteboard, which is automatically enabled for most Microsoft 365 tenants, will soon read licenses at a user level. There’s no change to how Microsoft Whiteboard is managed at the tenant level. If you do not use Whiteboard in your tenant, you can disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66761

When this will happen
This feature will be enabled at the end of October (previously mid-October).How this will affect your organization

We are introducing the ability to control access to Whiteboard at the user level. These licenses currently exist in tenants, but they have not used for enablement.

With this change, Whiteboard will read licenses at both the tenant and user level and will block individual access should you disable a user license.
What you need to do to prepare

There is no change to your current Microsoft Whiteboard tenant setting. User licenses are enabled by default.

If you wish to use per user licensing, you can assign or remove licenses in the Azure Active Directory portal.

Learn more: enable Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization