Dynamics 365-April 2021
Dynamics 365 -Base & Attach Licensing
Microsoft provides a cost-effective way for a single Dynamics 365 user to license multiple products through the Dynamics 365 Base & Attach licensing construct. Licenses for products which provide core business functionality qualify as ”Base” licenses. In scenarios where a user needs more than one application, they will also be assigned additional licenses, called “Attach” licenses (sometimes referred to as subsequent qualifying applications).
NOTE: Base and Attach licenses are identical in their core capabilities and only differ in offer price.
To properly license users who require multiple applications and to take advantage of the special attach license pricing:
1) Buy the first application license, the Base user license, at standard pricing.
o The Base user license must always be the higher priced license.
2) Review which Attach licenses are available for that Base. (See the qualifying products for each base license in the Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide.)
3) Buy Attach licenses for the same user at the Attach license price.
o You may buy as many Attach licenses as are available for that Base license.
Every full user must have a Base license, though the Base licenses don’t need to be for the same product for all users. (For instance, an Attach license for Customer Service Professional is available both for a user with a Finance base and another with a Commerce base.)
Below is an example of different application licensing for users:
Only assigned user licenses may be bought as an Attach license. Tenant-based licenses (e.g. Fraud Protection),
additional access licensing, and capacity licensing do not qualify for Attach licensing pricing. However, Tenant-
based licenses, additional access licensing, and capacity licensing may be licensed separately and assigned
appropriately. Please refer to the Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide for additional details on these types of licenses.
Impact on old plans and legacy products
For customers that are licensed with the legacy Dynamics 365 plan, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan and
Dynamics 365 Unified Operations plans, Microsoft provides various mechanisms to transition to Base & Attach licensing. Please work with your Microsoft representative to discuss the best options for transitioning and purchasing the suitable core workload applications for your individual user needs.
Team Members Licensing
The Dynamics 365 Team Members license is a named user subscription designed for users whose jobs aren’t necessarily tied to a function but who still need to use the basic functionality of a line-of-business system. This license gives users lightweight access through designated scenarios built into the Team Member experience. Team
Members license provides access to data and basic level capabilities, including scenarios for:
• Employee Self Service – create a support ticket, update personal information, input time/expense
• Business Insights – Build reports and dashboards with business insights across Dynamics data
• General Tasks – Manage Contacts, Activities, Notes, Respond to surveys
• Light customization – Create custom entities to support business outside of full-user scenarios
Dynamics 365 Commerce Scale Units
Default scale units for Commerce will be sized appropriately for the e-commerce transaction entitlement number or the number of licensed point-of-sale (POS) devices. Additional scale units will be sized according to the tier purchased.
Scale Unit – Self-Hosted options
Customers who license Dynamics 365 Commerce also have the option to use a self-hosted scale unit—a retail server, cloud point-of-sale (POS) website, and channel database deployed locally in a store. This type of scale unit maintains connectivity with and extends a retail Commerce deployment—improving performance, ensuring business continuity, and providing in-store hybrid capabilities.
A self-hosted Commerce scale unit and its use rights are included at no additional cost with a qualifying minimum purchase of Commerce licenses. (It is not available as a standalone license.) All servers, users, and devices accessing the self-hosted scale unit must be appropriately licensed, along with any required hardware and licenses for Windows Client or Windows Server and SQL Server, which must be acquired separately.
Additionally, devices that are covered by Commerce Scale Unit-Cloud Premium, Standard, or Basic can also access self-hosted scale unit.
NOTE: If dual use rights are being exercised and you use downgrade rights to downgrade to Dynamics AX 2012, the Retail Store Server is not an included use right and appropriate licensing must be obtained. Please see the AX 2012 Retail Licensing Guide and refer to the AX downgrade mappings table in the Dynamics 365 for Operations on- premises Licensing Guide to determine appropriate licensing.
Dynamics 365 Marketing
Dynamics 365 Marketing is a tenant-based license, and as such, cannot be assigned to individual users. Since Dynamics 365 Marketing is a tenant-based license, customers may install, use, and configure one Marketing license with only one Dynamics 365 environment. For individual users to have access and utilize the capabilities of this application, the customers License Administrator must go to Microsoft 365 admin center and assign a zero-dollar Dynamics 365 Marketing user SKU to individual users.
NOTE: Both the tenant-based Dynamics 365 Marketing license and the zero-dollar user SKU must be assigned appropriately to enable the application.
Purchasing an incorrect license on accident (Base and Attach)
How you handle correcting this error will depend on the program in which you purchased through. Let’s look at the following example:
Customer purchases Customer Service Enterprise Attach when they needed to purchase Customer Service Enterprise Base. This scenario is covered in the base and attach purchasing rules mentioned above and within the Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide, or located in the Commercial Licensing Terms (microsoft.com).
How do I resolve?
1) On the Enterprise Agreement (EA), there is a SKU on the pricelist that allows a step-up from Customer Service Enterprise Attach to Customer Service Enterprise Base. The customer should work with their Microsoft Account Rep to place this additional SKU order to get them to the correct license.
2) On the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, there is no step-up license within CSP. The customer will need to cancel the subscription to Sales Enterprise Attach and purchase Sales Enterprise Base.
How to properly license users with multiple application needs
Scenario: Understanding multi-applications licensing
Contoso Coffee Makers licensed their 75 employees with the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan.
• 50 sales users
• 15 customer support/sales users
• 10 Field support users
Contoso Coffee Maker wants to understand the new license profile after October 2019 changes.
How should the customer license their users?
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