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Summary of Changes

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

August 1, 2022

Microsoft 365: Updated device screen size limitations from 10.1” to 10.9” for Microsoft 365 F1 and F3.

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting: Added terms for this new offer.

Microsoft Learning: Removed references to Imagine Academy. The offer is now provided at no cost via education license Agreements and the terms are provided during the signup process.

Microsoft Teams: Updated Health Sector Customers clause with language regarding medical records.

Software Assurance Benefits: Updated references of Home Use Program to Workplace Discount Program to align with branding. No changes to terms.

Subscription License Suites: Added Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 to the Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Education tables.

July 1, 2022

Audio Services: Removed references to Business Voice as the offer is retired.

GitHub Offerings: Removed GitHub Learning Lab for Organizations. This is no longer offered. Added a link to the use rights terms that govern access to GitHub Enterprise software or the online service for preview, demonstration, pre-release versions, training or evaluation purposes.

Microsoft 365: Updated entitlements of AI Builder credits for SharePoint Syntex from 1 million credits with 300+ SharePoint Syntex licenses to 3.5K credits per license.

Microsoft Azure: Added service specific terms for Azure Orbital. Updated Cognitive Services and Applied AI Services service specific terms, specifically “Limited Access Services” terms to accommodate a transition to a new process for managing access to and use of specific “Limited Access” AI Services

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Updated Purchasing Minimums table for Academic for clarity, and to accommodate a name change. Added Business Central offers to the Dual Use Rights table (MCA only) as it was missing previously.

Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit Add-On: Updated Qualifying Licenses to include academic plans.

Office 365 Suites: Updated Add-on table to remove retired offers.

Program Agreement Supplemental Terms: Added a modification to the Cancellation Policy for Microsoft Customer Agreement to be more accurate when calculating the period to cancel a subscription.

SharePoint Server: Updated SharePoint Server use rights to include subscription licenses as a prerequisite for running/accessing SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Software.

Subscription License Suites: Updated Microsoft 365 Business table to include Microsoft Defender for Business.

Windows Autopatch: Added terms for Windows Autopatch.

June 1, 2022

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft 365 F5 eDiscovery and Audit, Microsoft 365 F5 Information Protection and Governance, and Microsoft 365 F5 Insider Risk Management suites to the Availability tables (EA and MCA), as well as updated License Prerequisites table to include these offers.

Microsoft Azure: Removed Azure Customer Solution service specific clauses from Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Stack HCI as the recent Azure Customer Solution clause encompasses these terms.  Removed End User Relationship clause from Azure Communication Services as language is covered in contract stack and the recent Azure Customer Solution clause applies. Updated Microsoft Azure Services Plan definition to drive clarity on which Azure products apply.

Microsoft Power Platform: Added terms for Power Apps embedded Wrap feature to enable distributable code and update requirements.

Microsoft Sustainability Manager: Added terms for the Microsoft Sustainability Manager offer.

Minecraft: Education Edition: Removed Bing Maps notice clause. This is being done to put Minecraft under the DPA instead of the Privacy Statement referenced in the Bing Maps Notices.

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated Power Platform Core Services data at rest section to align with Microsoft Trust Center updates.

SQL Server: Clarified that eligible SQL Server customers may also run a passive instance of Power BI Report Server in eligible Fail-Over OSEs.

May 1, 2022

Microsoft 365: Added Microsoft 365 Business Premium as an eligible prerequisite for Remote Help in the License Prerequisites table. Added Microsoft Defender for Business to the availability table and a statement that Customers may not provision more than 300 User subscription licenses.

Microsoft Azure: Added terms for Azure Dev Ops to the Service Specific Terms. Updated Azure Maps terms covering use of imagery data and copyrights. Removed IoT Suites from Availability Tables as the offer has been retired.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Update LinkedIn Sales Navigator clause with updated LinkedIn DPA URL.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added “Azure Firewall” to the Microsoft Azure Core Services section of the Core Online Services table.

Program Agreement Supplemental Terms: Added supplemental terms for the Microsoft Customer Agreement covering renewal, cancellation policy, and coterminosity.

SQL Server: Added Distributed Availability Groups to SQL Standard with limited use rights.

April 11, 2022

Universal Terms for Online Services: Updated the Cancellation Policy clause from 72 hours to 7 days.

April 1, 2022

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Add-On: Updating Cloud for Healthcare SKU in Availability table to reflect it is not Per User and only sold per Tenant now.

Microsoft 365: Added Remote Help offer to the Availability and Prerequisites tables.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Dynamics 365 Customer Voice & Digital Messaging to the Availability table. Added a clause for Dynamics 365 Third-Party Funds Transfers that specifies that such third-party service provider is solely responsible for funds. Updated the Embedded editions of D365 Services clause for program availability (to show for MCA only). Removed Team Members License Features clause as it is not relevant for new customers.

Microsoft Teams: Clarified Microsoft Teams External User Entitlements (External Users may access Teams Webinars).

Notices: Added a clause for Nvidia Components notice.

Privacy & Security Terms: Added “Azure Health Data Services” to the Microsoft Azure Core Services section of the Core Online Services table.

Student Use Benefits and Academic Programs: Added Microsoft Bookings to the Student Use Benefit for Office 365 A3 and A5.

System Center: Updated System Center Server, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, and Service Manager entries to support launch of the 2022 versions. No changes to license terms.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Windows 11 Pro (Per Device) has been added to the Availability table for MCA as it is now available via CSP.

March 1, 2022

Glossary: Minor update to the definition of Microsoft Azure Services for clarity.

Microsoft 365: Privacy Management has been rebranded as Priva.

Microsoft Azure: Relocating Azure Spot "Purchasing" clause and adding Azure Communication Services clause to "Pricing" section. Update for content organization only, no change to intent.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Add-on: Updated prerequisites table to include additional Office 365 and Microsoft 365 suites, or any component of these suites that contain Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit Add-On: Added a Compliance Terms clause, including a link to more details on Microsoft’s commitments to compliance, data protection, and privacy.

Microsoft Cloud for Retail Add-On: Added a Compliance Terms clause, including a link to more details on Microsoft’s commitments to compliance, data protection, and privacy.

Promotions: Updated Azure Virtual Desktop Per User Access Pricing Promotion to March 31, 2022, expiration date.

SQL Server: Removed SQL Server Big Data Nodes offer for service end-of-life.

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Added terms for the cancellation policy of certain online services purchased via the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

February 1, 2022

Audio Services: Updated License Prerequisites table. Added Office 365 A1 as a prerequisite for Business Voice.

Microsoft 365: Added Privacy Management – Risk and Subject Rights Request for government SKUs to Availability Tables for EA/EAS and MCA programs. Updated License Prerequisites table, adding Microsoft 365 G3 and G5 and Office 365 G1, G3, and G5 as eligible prerequisites for Privacy Management.

Microsoft Azure: Updated the Hosting Exception clause, now called Azure Customer Solution, and the Glossary definition of Customer Solution. These updates are for clarity only.

Microsoft Cloud for Retail Add-On: Added terms for the Microsoft Cloud for Retail Add-On offer.

January 1, 2022

Notice: Starting on January 1, 2022, commercial, government, education, and nonprofit organizations won’t be able to buy new or renew software licenses, Software Assurance, or online services through the Open License program. New license-only purchases should be transacted through partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program. The Product Terms will continue to show Open License as a selectable program to accommodate Open License customers who obtain new version rights through Software Assurance coverage. For more information is available here https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/news/microsoft-open-license-program-changes.

Audio Services: Phone System has been rebranded Microsoft Teams Phone Standard. All instances of Phone System updated to Microsoft Teams Phone Standard. No licensing changes.

December 1, 2021

Audio Services: Added Operator Connect Conferencing offer to the Availability and License Prerequisites tables.

Microsoft 365: Added service specific terms for the Microsoft 365 Professional Direct Support offer. Added Microsoft 365 Compliance as an eligible prerequisite license for App Governance add-on Feature for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

Microsoft 365 Dynamics Services: Updated the Purchasing Minimums – All Programs clause to clarify that minimum purchase requirements must be maintained through the term of the agreement or enrollment. Added Edge Scale Unit to Availability & License Prerequisite tables.

Microsoft Azure: Added clauses on Customer Responsibility and Microsoft Teams Interoperability to the Azure Communication Services terms for Customer responsibility requirements.

Microsoft Power Platform: Updated the Purchasing Minimums – All Programs clause to clarify that minimum purchase requirements must be maintained through the term of the agreement or enrollment.

Microsoft Teams: Added Microsoft Teams Essentials offers to the Availability table.

Privacy & Security Terms: Updated the Location of Customer Data at Rest for Core Online Services clause to include Brazil, Norway, and Sweden for Office 365 Services.

November 15, 2021

Windows Desktop Operating System: Updated Availability table to correct availability of Windows Desktop Operating System Upgrade licenses in the Open License Program. Windows 11 SKUs were not launched in the Open License Program. As a result, Windows 10 licenses are still available via the Open License Program (note that Windows 11 is available as an upgrade to any Windows 10 devices). Updated the Microsoft Customer Agreement Activation Use Rights clause to clarify that Windows 10 users may continue to run Windows 10 after acquiring a Windows 11 E3 license.

November 1, 2021

Audio Services: Added Office 365 A1 to the License Prerequisites table for the Phone System License.

Microsoft 365 Dynamics Services: Remove D365 Customer Insights Attach from Purchasing Minimums table due to error.

Microsoft 365: Added terms for Microsoft Managed Desktop to reflect relevant notices and data handling. Added new offers including, App Governance add-on Feature for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Viva, Viva (with Glint add-on), and Viva Learning. Added a new M365 A1 for Devices SKU which will include both faculty and student offers in CSP. The current M365 A1 offer will be renamed to include ‘Legacy’ in the description.

Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services Add-On: Added terms for the Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services Add-On offer.

Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit Add-On: Added terms for the Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit Add-On offer.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps: Microsoft Cloud App Security is being rebranded to Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. All instances have been updated. No licensing changes.

Microsoft Power Platform: Added Power Apps plan (2000 Seat Minimum) (User SL) license to the Availability and Purchasing Minimum tables.

Professional Services: Updated Professional Services terms section to reflect the retirement of Digital Strategy & Enablement Offerings, and Digital Advisory Services Offerings (which are now available only for US Federal Government customers.

Project Server: Updated terms to support launch of Project Server Subscription Edition. Project Server Subscription Edition requires active Software Assurance to access and use.

SharePoint Server: Updated terms to support launch of SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. SharePoint Server Subscription Edition requires active Software Assurance to access and use.

Visual Studio Subscriptions: Updated terms to support the launch of the Visual Studio 2022 IDE. No licensing changes. New terms for Code Inspection functionality.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint offers have been expanded. The existing offer has been rebranded as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2, and a new Plan 1 offer has been launched. Added terms to support launch of Get Genuine Windows licenses in CSP (via Microsoft Customer Agreement).

October 5, 2021

Updates to support the launch of Windows 11. Note that Windows 11 will be available to purchase on VL price lists starting November 1.

October 1, 2021

Audio Services: Added terms for Operator Connect.

Microsoft 365: Added new offers, Microsoft Viva Insights and Privacy Management to the Availability Table for the applicable Programs. Updated License Prerequisites table with Viva Insights and Privacy Management. Added Service Specific Terms for Viva Insights that describes credit expiration, and Privacy Management that describes Data Subject Requests.

Microsoft Azure: The Azure terms have been consolidated from four separate sections (formerly Microsoft Azure User Plans, Infrastructure Plans, Support Plans, and Azure Services) into a single Microsoft Azure section. For more details see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/updates-to-azure-product-terms. Added terms for Multi-Cloud Scanning Connectors for Azure Purview.

Office Applications: Updated terms to support launch of Office LTSC 2021 Suites and Applications (for Windows and Mac). There are no changes to the Availability, Use Rights, License Model or Software Assurance terms outside of updated version details.

Privacy & Security Terms: Corrected the Microsoft Azure Core Services list for “Azure Search” which was renamed to “Azure Cognitive Search” in October 2019. Added Azure Event Grid and Azure Purview as Core Online Services.

Professional Services: Added Microsoft Unified Support terms and availability; Updated Premier Support terms and availability; Added Microsoft Enhanced Services and Solution terms and availability; Modified the Microsoft Support Services Business Rules terms to reflect the current support services terms.

Promotions: The Power Apps Promotion for EA, EAS, and CSP Customers has been expired and removed from the list of promotions. The Power Apps Per App offer is now generally available to all EA, EAS, EES and CSP customers. Extended promotional offer period for Free Audio Conferencing for EA/EAS/EES Customers and Free Audio Conferencing for EA/EAS/EES Customers from December 31, 2021, until May 31, 2022.

September 15, 2021

A new version of the Data Protection Addendum, the Microsoft Products and Services Data Protection Addendum has been published (formerly called the Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum). The DPA may be downloaded here https://aka.ms/DPA. To accommodate the new version of the DPA, several updates have been made to the Product Terms. These updates include:

September 1, 2020

Azure Services: Added “API Terms for Security & Compliance Applications” to the service specific terms. Added Azure Virtual Desktop conditions stating that the Azure Virtual Desktop control plane may only be used to manage Azure Virtual Desktop VMs running on Azure, and Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session is limited for use on Azure Virtual Desktop VMs running on Azure only.

Glossary: Added a statement that terms defined in the Glossary apply unless otherwise defined in product specific terms, as some product entries contain additional defined terms. 

Universal License Terms for Online Services: Added language to the Universal License Terms for Online Services to state and clarify eligibility requirements for customers to purchase online services step-up licenses. 

Windows Desktop Operating System: Removed Get Genuine licenses from availability table for MCA as they have been removed from the price list.

Windows Server Standard, Datacenter and Essentials: Updated entry for Windows Server 2022 launch. There are no changes to the license terms for Windows Server for this launch. 

August 1, 2021

Online Services Privacy & Security Terms: Added Azure Time Series Insights to the list of Microsoft Azure Core Services.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Dynamics 365 Intelligent Order Management and Dynamics 365 Marketing Additional Interactions Tiers 1-5 offers to the Availability Table for applicable programs. Updated Purchasing Minimum – All Programs table to include minimum purchasing details for Dynamics 365 Marketing Additional Interactions Tiers.

Microsoft 365: Updated terms for Microsoft 365 Education A1 making Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Home a qualifying upgrade for the Windows 10 Pro Education software included with Microsoft 365 Education A1.

Windows Desktop Operating System: Added HEVC Codec (Per Device) to the availability table (EA/EAS only).

Windows 365: Added terms for the Windows 365 offer.

July 30, 2021

Microsoft Azure Services: Added terms for the Azure Arc enabled SQL Managed Instance offer. This includes new Service Specific Terms for Azure Arc enabled SQL Managed Instance and updates to the Azure Hybrid Benefit terms to support it.

July 14, 2021

Microsoft Azure Services: Added terms for the Azure Virtual Desktop Per User Access offer.

Promotions: Added terms for the Azure Virtual Desktop Per User Access pricing promotion.

July 7, 2021

Windows Desktop Operating System: Added terms for the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration in the Use Rights section.