Best of 2019: The biggest Microsoft Dynamics licensing news

December 19 2019

As one of the most critical and least liked elements of the software business, nothing draws questions from our readers quite like licensing. And Microsoft gave its partners and customers plenty to look at this year with a change in course for its enterprise offerings. Both Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement apps and D365FO were freed of the use of "plans" to bundle products together. Now, a flat landscape of apps can be mixed and matched on a per user basis, with some guardrails that ensure Microsoft will not lose out in the process. Power Platform licensing was also "simplified", with some important implications for each component. As always, people reach conclusions on whether they approve of such changes based on the cost, the hassle, the impact on how they use the technology today, and how it will impact their future plans.

New pricing and licensing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations apps planned for October 2019 (July 18)

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