From Microsoft Corporation
MC213897, Plan For Change, Published date: May 21, 2020
Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: AllUpdated May 29, 2020: We have updated the message below to provide more clarity.
In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform products directly from Microsoft. This feature came with the ability for admins to turn off self-service purchase of individual products via Power Shell. Starting in July, we’re introducing the ability for a user who is blocked from purchasing a self-service purchase product to make a request that will be added to a queue in admin center. IT admins can then assign a requested license to the user from existing license or purchase new licenses to fulfill the request.
When this will happen
- We will begin gradual roll-out of this feature in mid-June.
- We anticipate the roll-out will be complete by the end of July.
How this will affect your organization
Once this feature is available, users who are blocked from self-service purchasing will be able to submit a request to be assigned a license by their admins. Admins will be able to manage (approve or decline) these requests within Admin center under Billing > Licenses.
User request experience:
Admin request queue:
Admin fulfilling request experience:
What you need to do to prepare
You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.