Microsoft Open License program to be discontinued

Effective January 1, 2022, commercial, government, education, and nonprofit organizations will not be able to buy new or renew software licenses, Software Assurance, or online services through the Open License program anymore. Until then, all customers can continue to purchase products through the Open License program, although we recommend buying through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Open Value (OV) instead.

Additionally, from July 1, 2021, no new SKUs, products, or promotions will be added to the Open License program price list.

For the announcement and more details, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/microsoft_open_license_program_changes_for_public_sector_customers.

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud App Security Standalone Licenses Removal

Microsoft announced the removal of the Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone offering from the pricelist.

  • Existing customers will see no changes for the remainder of their current enrollment term and may continue to add new Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone licenses.
  • Customers with enrollments expiring on or before June 30, 2019, will have the option to renew Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone for one more term.

Affected licensing programs according to the categories.