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Microsoft to update Dynamics 365 Business Central licensing policies for GP and NAV transition, devices, accountants, ISVs

by Jason Gumpert
May 15 2019

Microsoft will be updating a range of licensing policies for Dynamics 365 for Business Central to address partner concerns, improve the benefit of transitioning from GP and NAV, clarify some ISV scenarios, add a per-device license.

A device license is coming, priced at $40 per month. Use cases will include POS, manufacturing, and shop floor scenarios, he said, and it is going to be strictly monitored at a technical level, according to Microsoft partner marketing advisory Antonio Loscalzo at Directions North America last week. He added that Microsoft expects the device license guidelines for Business Central will closely resemble those in place for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

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Submitted by sendow24562 on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 20:28 Permalink

The article says "for every concurrent GP or NAV user license, the customer gets 3 named Business Central user licenses". I assume this is referring to on-premises Business Central user licenses? What about GP or NAV customers that want to transition to SaaS Business Central?

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