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Summary of Changes

Summary of Changes


Below is a summary of changes and updates made to the terms over the past 12 months. 

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April 9, 2024

Microsoft Azure: Added SQL Server enabled Azure Arc and its Use Rights

April 1, 2024

Privacy & Security Terms: Microsoft Defender for Identity has been added as a Core Online Service, as well as added to the Security Practices and Policies Table and Location of Customer Data at Rest clause.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft 365 (no Teams) and Microsoft Teams Enterprise to the Availability tables, as well as terms regarding availability and applicable license terms.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Supply Chain Management Premium product to Availability, Prerequisites, and Purchasing Minimums Tables. Added Supply Chain Management Premium as an applicable product under Service Specific Terms for External Users, Administration Portal, and Mixed Deployments clauses, and as an applicable product under Power Platform Extended Use Rights clause. From SA Policy Update for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services and its standalone products.

 Microsoft Intune: Added Frontline Worker products to availability and prerequisite tables.

 Office 365: Added Office 365 (no Teams) and Microsoft Teams Enterprise to the Availability tables for Office 365 Suites and Teams entries, as well as terms regarding availability and applicable license terms.

March 1, 2024

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Previews updated adding clarity that additional preview terms may apply.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 under the Location of Customer Data at Rest for Core Online Services, Office 365 Services section. Added Azure VMware Solution to the Core Online Services.

Office Desktop Applications (Windows): Removed Graduation Benefit language for academic program customers, as this benefit has been retired.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Removed Graduation Benefit language for academic program customers, as this benefit has been retired.

Microsoft 365: Clarify Microsoft Bookings for Microsoft 365 F1 User Mailbox Use Rights

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Updated minimum quantity for Finance Premium and reverted mix and match requirements between Finance and Finance Premium.

Audio Services: Added Microsoft Teams Phone Standard for Frontline Workers to EAEAS and MCA Availability Tables and Liscense Prerequisites table.

Microsoft Intune: Updated EA/EAS and MCA Availability Tables with Cloud PKI and Frontline Worker products. Added Cloud PKI to License Prerequisite table and added Service Specific eligibility requirements for Frontline Worker licenses.

GitHub Offerings: General cleanup and organization of GitHub page for readability and accuracy.

Glossary: Updated definition of Preview adding clarity that additional preview terms may apply.

February 2, 2024

Windows Desktop Operating System: Added Windows Autopilot to the list of Online Services components of Windows that are covered by the Universal License Terms for Online Services.

Microsoft 365: Updated the Extended Use Rights for Microsoft 365 E3/E5 for clarity.

February 1, 2024

From SA Policy Update for Microsoft 365 and its standalone products. This change will not impact the use and renewal of existing From SA licenses. For more information see the following blog post https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/news/from-sa-licenses-policy-update.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Azure Container Instances to the Core Online Services table. Updated the list of Online Services excluded from the DPA for clarity.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft Copilot for Services to Availability Tables for EA/EAS and MCA. Added Copilot for Services to the License Prerequisite Tables. Created a new Service Specific Terms for Microsoft Copilot for Sales. Replaced Additional Product Attribute with Faculty Offering for Microsoft 365 A5 Security and Microsoft 365 A5 Compliance in the EES table.

Microsoft Azure: Updated “Cognitive Services & Applied AI Services” naming to “Azure AI Services” and general updates to terms reflective of naming update.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Dynamics 365 Finance Premium to Service Specific Terms and Power Pages Extended Use Rights. Created a new clause for Microsoft Relationship Sales. Added terms for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 Finance customers in Denmark, specific to bookkeeping laws and regulations for Danish customers.

Microsoft Intune: Added Intune Advanced Analytics and Intune Enterprise Application Management to Availability and Prerequisite Tables.

GitHub Offerings: Updated EAS and MCA Availability tables to reflect new license availability.

January 16, 2024

Microsoft 365: Updated License Prerequisites for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365.

January 2, 2024

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated EU Data Boundary Services terms to reflect expanded scope of the commitment.

January 1, 2024

Universal Terms for Online Services: Updated Competitive Benchmarking language. Updated the Microsoft Generative AI Services Customer Copyright Commitment for clarity.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Microsoft Purview to Core Online Services. Updated Microsoft Defender XDR to reflect new branding.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 to EES Availability table.

Microsoft Azure: Removed all references to Azure Information Protection Premium Plan 1. Added Microsoft Defender for Identity Frontline, as well as license assignment eligibility and additional terms.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Dynamics 365 Field Service Contractor User SL to EAEAS and MCA Availability tables and added Service Specific Terms. Added Dynamics 365 Finance Premium (User SL) to EES, EAES, MCA, and MPSA Availability tables, License Prerequisites table, and Purchasing Minimums – All Programs table.

Exchange Online: Added Defender for Office 365 Frontline to Availability Table, as well as license assignment eligibility and additional terms.

GitHub Offerings: Updated GitHub Product Terms to align with Generative AI updates. Updates to EA/EAS and MCA Availability tables to reflect new license availability.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Added Defender for Endpoint Frontline to the Availability Table as well as license assignment eligibility and additional terms.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps: Added Defender for Cloud Apps Frontline to Availability Table, as well as license assignment eligibility and additional terms.

Glossary: Clarified definition of Output Content.

December 1, 2023

Universal Terms for Online Services: Updated Customer Copyright Commitment to include the Azure OpenAI Service. Updated Online Services Purchasing Rules to clarify that only certain Add-ons are required to be purchased on the same licensing agreement as the underlying qualifying license.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Microsoft Fabric to the Core Online Services and EU Data Boundary Services tables. Made various Product naming updates related to Microsoft Copilot.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Updated Data Use and Access for Abuse Monitoring clause for clarity.

Microsoft Power Platform: Updated Data Use and Access for Abuse Monitoring clause for clarity. Added Microsoft Copilot Studio to EES, EA/EAS, MCA, and MPSA Availability tables. All references to Power Virtual Agents and Power Virtual Agents capacity add-on removed.

Microsoft 365: Added Clipchamp Premium Add-on to EAEAS, MCA, License Prerequisites tables.

Microsoft Azure: Added a new fail-over benefit for Azure SQL Database. Added Azure Machine Learning service specific terms regarding the use of Model Catalog and Model Registry.

Clipchamp: Added product entry for Clipchamp terms.

Glossary: Updated definition of Covered Product.

November 1, 2023

Universal Terms for Online Services: General updates to the Generative AI terms to add clarity and align with Microsoft’s Copilot commitments.

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated Azure Core Online Services to reflect new branding.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft 365 Copilot to EA/EAS/SCE and MCA Availability and License Prerequisites tables.

Microsoft Azure: Added terms for Microsoft Fabric and Azure AI Content Safety. General updates to AI and Azure OpenAI Service terms.

Microsoft Defender Experts: Added Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR (User SL) to EES Availability table.

GitHub Offerings: Updated General Service Terms and Service Specific Terms for added clarity when purchasing through Microsoft.

System Center Server: Updated to support the launch of System Center Server in MCA/CSP. Removed the “16-cores” per customer requirement for System Center when licensing by virtual OSE.

October 6, 2023 

Windows Server Standard. Datacenter and Essentials: Added use rights for Windows Server Annual Channel for Containers.

Microsoft Azure: Clarified Disaster Recovery and dev/test environment use rights for Extended Security Updates enabled by Azure Arc.

October 1, 2023 

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Additions and updates to terms that apply to all Generative AI products and application of Microsoft's Copilot Copyright Commitment.

Windows Desktop Operating Systems: Added Universal Print (Per User) to Availability tables.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft Defender for IoT - EIoT Device License to Availability and License Prerequisites tables. Added Microsoft 365 EEA offers in European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to the Availability tables, as well as terms regarding availability and applicable license terms.

Office 365 Suites: Added Office 365 EEA offers in European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to the Availability tables, as well as terms regarding availability and applicable license terms.

Microsoft Azure: Azure Active Directory (AAD) rebranded to Microsoft Entra ID. All references to Azure Active Directory have been updated to Microsoft Entra ID.

Glossary: Updated definition of Previews. Added new definitions to support the Generative AI products and application of Microsoft's Copilot Copyright Commitment.

September 1, 2023 

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Added a clause for “Online Services with Distributable Code” to clarify the Distributable Code clause for Software also applies to Online Services that include Software components and adding clarity to the Universal clause for Validation, Auto Updates, & Collection for Software, that extensions are included. 

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Viva Glint to the EU Data Boundary Services table. 

Microsoft 365: Updated instances of "Microsoft Viva Sales" to "Microsoft Sales Copilot". 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Updating D365 terms to align with Customer Insights and Marketing changes including EES, EAEAS, MCA, and MPSA availability tables. 

Microsoft Security portfolio Product Terms mapping: Added index of security Products and the applicable terms.

August 1, 2023

Amazon Workspaces Deployments: Beginning August 1, 2023, users with specific licenses may run Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise/business, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio on Amazon WorkSpaces. The licenses that will be eligible under this revised policy include Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5 and Microsoft 365 Business Premium. If you currently have any of these licenses, starting from August 1, you will be able to utilize these Microsoft applications on Amazon WorkSpaces virtual desktop infrastructure.

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Universal term for Online Services added in relation to Azure meter availability and applicable terms.

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated Microsoft Azure Core Services to include Azure Container Apps.

Microsoft Azure: Added language for Azure Customer Solution regarding customer responsibility in obtaining necessary license related to standards.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management (User SL) to EES, EAEAS, and added MCA table and Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence API to EES table. Updated Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Add-on adding Microsoft 365 A5 Security and removing Microsoft Defender for Endpoint P2 (Device).

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Updated Purchasing Minimums, removed ability to combine license to meet the minimum requirement.

Office 365 Suites: Removed Office 365 F from Availability tables for EA/EAS, MPSA, and Point Value Chart – Commercial and changed from All Programs to MCA.

Microsoft Power Platform: Updating Power Platform terms to reflect new product launches and naming conventions. Added Process Mining to Availability and Prerequisites tables.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Added Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 (Per Device) to MCA, MPSA, and SS Availability tables.

July 1, 2023

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated list of Core Online Services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Core Services, Office 365 Services, Microsoft Azure Core Services, Microsoft Intune Online Services, and Microsoft Power Platform Core Services to ensure accuracy with current compliance requirements, product naming, and retired services.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Added Microsoft 365 G3/G5 as eligible licenses to use for Azure Virtual Desktop for Windows

Microsoft Azure: Updated Reduction Eligibility for EA/EAS and SCE customers to clarify that Azure Support can be reduced at anniversary. Added service-specific terms for Microsoft Dev Box.

GitHub Offerings: Added terms for GitHub availability as an Azure meter.

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Add-On to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for servers, Entra ID Governance, and Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence API to the Availability and License Prerequisites tables. Added terms to support the launch of Viva Glint.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for servers: Added Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for servers to the MCA Availability table.

Microsoft Power Platform: Added Power Automate Process Mining to Availability and Prerequisite tables.

Microsoft Defender Experts: Added Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting to the MCA Availability table.

Windows 365: Added Windows 365 Frontline to the Availability table, as well as License assignment eligibility and additional terms.

Azure Data Box, Azure Stack Edge, and Azure Stack Hub Ruggedized Terms: Adding terms for Azure Stack Hub Datacenter Hardware launch which are consolidated with the existing Azure Stack Hub Ruggedized Hardware terms.

June 1, 2023

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Updating Universal Terms for OpenAI to align with product specific terms

Microsoft 365: Added Data Handling section for Microsoft Managed Desktop. Added service specific terms for Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management (EASM) and Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence (MDTI). Renamed Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Remote Help to Microsoft Intune – Remote Help.

Microsoft Azure: Updated OpenAI terms for Data Access and Use. Added Bing Search Services terms to the general service terms for Azure.

Microsoft Defender Experts: Added Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR terms. Consolidated Hunting and XDR under Microsoft Defender Experts.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for servers: Added a product entry for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for servers.

Microsoft Defender for IoT: Added a new stand-alone product entry for Microsoft Defender for IoT (which has been renamed from Azure Defender for IoT).

Microsoft Power Platform: Added AI Builder Tier to purchasing minimums table.

GitHub Offerings: Updated GitHub Availability table for new products, added definition of "Unique Committer", added License Prerequisites table, and added a clause for Enablement of GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps.

Azure Data Box, Azure Stack Edge, and Azure Stack Hub Ruggedized Terms: Added clarity that physical transfer is included in the "No Transfer" limitation for Azure Data Box, Azure Stack Edge, and Azure Stack Hub Ruggedized.

May 11, 2023

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Azure Machine Learning to the list of Microsoft Azure Core Services.

May 1, 2023

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Viva Insights (effective April1) to the list of Office 365 Core Online Services. Updates to the list of Azure Core Services to align with recent re-branding.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Removed terms for Windows To Go.

Microsoft 365: Updated Microsoft 365 Cross-tenant User Data Migration License Prerequisites. Added Microsoft Managed Desktop to the License Prerequisites table.

Microsoft Azure: Updated the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server terms to clarify that customers may use Standard or Datacenter software under Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server. Additional updates to the Azure OpenAI Service terms.

Notices: Consolidated notices for Internet-based features, Bing Maps and Malware protection from the Universal Terms for all Software to the Notices section.

Promotions: Removed all expired Promotions. There are no active Promotions available.

May 6, 2023

Privacy & Security Terms: Added Azure OpenAI Service to the list of Microsoft Azure Core Services.

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