Azure Dedicated Hosts now support additional VM types

Microsoft announce that Azure Dedicated Hosts now support M-series and NV v3 and v4-series virtual machines so that customers can run memory-intensive and graphics-intensive applications.

Find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/2XYnuK3, and the main Azure Dedicated Host page here: http://bit.ly/2KkxB6m which details the full range of VMs supported and has some useful configuration examples.

Licensing desktop applications with RDS – Licensing Brief

There’s an updated (April 2020) Licensing Brief detailing how to license the desktop applications with RDS. The main change is to include the October 2019 changes to the licensing terms for Outsourcing Software Management which affect customers choosing to host Office applications on a dedicated server.

June 2020 Product Terms updates for Dynamics 365

There’s extra information added for Dynamics 365 on pages 65/66 in the June 2020 Product Terms document. First of all there’s a new Dual Use Rights table detailing the rights of Dynamics 365 SLs to access on-premises servers, and then there are a couple of tables which specify the purchasing minimums for academic and commercial programs.

Download the latest Product Terms document here: http://bit.ly/MSproductterms.

Office software Licensing Brief

There’s an updated (April 2020) Office software licensing brief. The main changes are to update for the changes to the licensing terms for Outsourcing Software Management in October 2019, and to remove references to Office Home & Student 2013 RT.

Office 365 ProPlus Licensing Brief

There’s an updated (April 2020) Office 365 ProPlus Licensing Brief. The main changes are to include additional options for deploying Office 365 ProPlus in shared public cloud environments, and to update for the changes to the licensing terms for Outsourcing Software Management in October 2019.

Power Apps Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (May 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide. The main change is some additional wording added to the Power Virtual Agents section clarifying terms such as a “billed session” and a “turn” on page 15. As usual, the full changes are detailed in the Change Log on page 24.

Licensing Windows desktop OS in virtual machines – Licensing Brief

There’s an updated (April 2020) Licensing Brief detailing how to license the Windows desktop operating system for use with virtual machines. It covers the different licences available, the different options for deploying Windows VMs, and a whole host of licensing scenarios.

“Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended Licensing Brief”

The Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended licence allows a bot to run repetitive tasks in a Windows client/Office app without user intervention.

This new (May 2020) Licensing Brief has some useful introductory information, a section on licensing scenarios showing when this new licence is needed, and an FAQ.