Dynamics 365 and Power Platform – Licensing and enforcement deadline extensions

MC208422, Stay Informed, Published date: Apr 2, 2020

FROM MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Major Update: Announcement
Applies To: Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

To ensure that organizations have ample time to prepare and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are taking steps to help ensure our customers’ business continuity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. As part of this effort, we are extending upcoming license and technical enforcement deadlines as follows:

  • Dynamics 365 Team Members: Existing Dynamics 365 customers who acquired the Team Members license prior to October 1, 2018 can continue to renew their existing Team Members subscription through December 31, 2020 (extended from June 30, 2020). Starting January 1, 2021, all renewing customers will need to transition to the new Team Members license.
  • Dynamics 365 storage & prod/non-prod instances: Existing Dynamics 365 customers can continue to renew their existing storage and production/non-production instance use rights through December 31, 2020 (extended from June 30, 2020). Starting January 1, 2021, all renewing customers will need to transition to the new model. In the meantime, Dynamics 365 customers can use their existing storage and production/non-production instances.
  • Dynamics 365 portals: Existing Dynamics 365 customers can continue to renew with their portal use rights through December 31, 2020 (extended from June 30, 2020). Starting January 1, 2021, all renewing customers will need to adhere to the new portal licensing use rights. See more info here.
  • Dynamics 365 Plan customers: Renewing Dynamics 365 Plan, Customer Engagement Plan, and Unified Operations Plan customers can use qualifying offers to transition through June 30, 2021 (extended from June 30, 2020). To learn more about our updated Dynamics 365 packaging model please go here.

CSP and web direct auto-renewal extension

  • For Dynamics 365: All SKU’s above will auto-renew through Dec 31, 2020 (extended from 6/30/2020). Prior to December 31, customers must create a transition plan to the new licensing model.
  • For Power Platform: Power Apps P1 and P2 along with Flow P1 and P2 subscriptions will auto-renew through December 31, 2020. Prior to December 31, customers must create a transition plan to the new licensing model.

Technical enforcement extensions
Technical enforcement for Dynamics 365 Team Members licenses purchased or transitioned after October 1, 2018 will come into effect on January 31, 2021 (extended from September 30, 2020). See more info here.
Please reach out to your Microsoft representative or Microsoft partner to learn more.