Latest Microsoft Licensing Guides
The latest Microsoft Licensing Guides are now available via the QBS Partner Portal.
Please find them via the links below:
Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premises Licensing Guide – February 2020
Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS Licensing Guide – January 2020
Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide – February 2020
PowerApps Licensing Guide – February 2020
Retirement of Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP)
In April 2020, PartnerSource will be retired and replaced by a landing page on the Microsoft partner website (partner.microsoft.com). The Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) will also be retired starting in April 2020. All content from DLP is now available via the following links:
Dynamics 365 content is available on Microsoft Learn and Dynamics AX, GP, SL and NAV content is downloadable here.
In case you need access to DLP for these last months, you can order the free Training Pack via PartnerSource Business Center.
On-premise technical incidents assignment
Our SMB Resellers will receive technical incidents for on-premise support as a benefit of your QBS membership. Each year, Microsoft will assign new incidents to your PartnerSource Business Center account. That moment has arrived now and Microsoft is currently working on assigning the incidents. This might take a few days to complete. If you have a critical situation where you need to create a technical incident at Microsoft, please contact us via the Service Desk and we can ask Microsoft to prioritize.
Transitioning NAV/Business Central to CSP
Customers with an on-premise license and active enhancement plan are eligible to transition to Business Central SaaS licenses via CSP with a special SKU. This SKU gives a 40% discount. QBS group partner can download our document on QBS group Partner Portal for guidance on how to approach and conduct a transition from NAV or Business Central On-premises to CSP.
Coming soon – Operations readiness resources in one place
Starting April 2020 Microsoft will be streamlining the way we communicate and provide readiness materials across all Microsoft programs. We are introducing one Operations Readiness resource location on the Microsoft partner website at partner.microsoft.com which will combine assets from the CSP Program Updates Resource Gallery as well as from microsoftreadiness.com.
Read the full post here
Dynamics Partner Incentives – Reminder of SPA Discount Schedule Update on April 1, 2020
All SPA Partners have received this information directly from Microsoft – but as the date for the change approaches, we wanted to make sure to repeat another time around. On July 1, 2019, Microsoft published the FY20 Solution Provider Agreement (SPA) discount schedules. At that time, they announced the upcoming New License discount schedule rate changes effective April 1, 2020. Please find all SPA discount-related details on MPN or PartnerSource and see the upcoming changes in Discount Schedules in the Overview Slide.
Microsoft Dynamics Enhancement Plan in the leap year 2020
The standard Enhancement Plan of a Microsoft Dynamics license is 365 days. As 2020 is a leap year, this standard length of the enhancement plan will be short by one day. To compensate this, Microsoft will add an additional day to active customers’ service plans in March 2020.
The following criteria must be met in order for the customer’s account to be updated:
- Customer must have an active and/or pending plan that overlaps February 29, 2020
- Service plan length needs to be 365 days or 1,095 for a three-year plan
- Only Dynamics customer service plans purchased through DPL will be updated
For more information please contact us
QBS group – MPN Microsoft Partner Network guide
We are pleased to present the QBS group MPN Microsoft Partner Network guide. This guide includes information regarding MPN, competencies, their benefits and how to receive these and incentives. It also includes an overview of all competencies, their benefits and the requirements to achieve them.
The MPN Guide is now available for QBS group partners via the Partner Portal.
If you are looking for a complete overview of all internal user benefits and in which competencies these are included, have a look at our QBS – MPN Competency – Benefit Matrix.