Summary of Changes
Below is a summary of changes and updates made to the terms over the past 12 months.
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:
- Updating all references of “Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum” to “Microsoft Products and Services Data Protection Addendum.”
- Updates to the Privacy & Security (formerly called Online Services Privacy & Security) terms to contemplate software products and non-Microsoft products.
- Updates to the Azure FTX Filer, SQL Server, Visual Studio Subscriptions, and Windows Server Product-Specific Terms to address data collection, as well as the Azure Stack HCI and Azure Stack Hub privacy notices.
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.
July 1, 2021
Microsoft Azure Services: Updated Azure Communication Services terms to include clauses for License Terms Precedence (to address previews), Defense of Claims and Messaging Policy terms. Updated all instances of Windows Virtual Desktop (and/or WVD) to Azure Virtual Desktop corresponding to updated branding.
Microsoft 365: Added terms for the new Education Insights Premium offer, including license coverage requirements and license prerequisites.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added terms for PSTN Services provided in Dynamics 365 services via Azure Communication Services. Added a clause for Azure availability covering Dynamics 365 services available for purchase as an Azure meter. Updated the add-ons table.
Microsoft Power Platform: Added terms for Professional Direct Support offer.
Online Services Privacy & Security Terms: Added statement that the Online Services Privacy & Security Terms are formerly contained in Attachment 1 to the Online Services Terms for reference purposes. Added Azure App Configuration to the list of Microsoft Azure Core Services.
Windows Desktop Operating System: Updated all instances of Windows Virtual Desktop (and/or WVD) to Azure Virtual Desktop. Clarified Windows 10 entitlements that allow users to access Windows desktops on Azure VMs or Azure Virtual Desktops are entitlements for Customers’ own tenants. Added a clause for the new Get Genuine offer in CSP/Microsoft Customer Agreement.
June 1, 2021
General: For customers who choose to purchase “From SA” licenses, we removed the requirement that customer retain the corresponding Qualifying Licenses throughout its From SA license subscription period. All other terms and restrictions in the agreement continue to apply.
Microsoft Azure Services: The Video Indexer service has been renamed to Azure Video Analyzer for Media. Added terms for Azure VMware Solution. Updated Cognitive Services terms to include Applied AI Services.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services: Added Dynamics 365 Project Operations From SA to the From SA table.
Online Services Privacy & Security Terms: Added Anomaly Detector, Azure Data Explorer, Custom Vision, Language Understanding, Personalizer, Speech Services, and Translator to the list of Microsoft Azure Core Services.
Professional Services: Several updates have been made to the Professional Services terms. These include updates to the Professional Services introduction language, updates to the Microsoft Premier Support Offerings section to include reference to the Description of Services, and terms for the new Digital Strategy & Enablement (DS&E) Offerings. In addition, terms for the Sales Productivity Accelerator Offerings have been removed as the offer has been discontinued.
Project: Added terms for Universal Resource Scheduling for Project customers. Customers with a Microsoft Project Plan 1/3/5 license(s) are only permitted to use Universal Resource Scheduling to schedule Project and Task tables within the context of a project.
Promotions: The Free Audio Conferencing for EA/EAS/EES Customers, and Free Audio Conferencing for CSP and Web Direct Customers promotions have been extended from June 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021.