Microsoft Product Terms: November 2021

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The November 2021 Microsoft Product Terms contains quite a few updates!

Microsoft Managed Desktop

As an offering, it’s been available for a while as a bit of a hidden secret almost but now it’s in the Product Terms.

Microsoft Viva

A few additions here:

  • Microsoft Viva
  • Viva Learning
  • Viva with Glint* add-on added

which rounds out the Viva line-up in the Product Terms (I think!):

*Glint is a 3rd-party product that sits in a similar, complementary area – see more here.

Defender products

Another addition to the Defender line up as:

“Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)” is renamed to “Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps”

I’m not 100% sure I agree with this name change as I feel it downplays the capabilities of MCAS as a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) for a start.

Additionally, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 has been added (see more here) and the existing version renamed to Plan 2.

Following on from the above, a new product has appeared…

App Governance add-on for “Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps”

This is a “security & policy management” product for OAuth-enabled apps that access Microsoft 365 data via the Microsoft Graph and aims to help organisations govern, detect, and remediate 3rd-party access to corporate data in Microsoft 365.

The integration of app governance with Azure AD and Microsoft Cloud App Security.

See more from Microsoft on this here.

Power Apps

A new “Power Apps per User” 2000 seat minimum SKU has been added – clearly Microsoft are seeing/expecting large scale rollouts of PowerApps…especially after its 202% year-on-year growth in Q1!

Productivity Servers

It was revealed a while back that the next releases of the Productivity Servers (Exchange/SharePoint/Lync), as well as Project, would be subscription only and now some of them have arrived in the Product Terms.

Just Project and SharePoint have been added currently but I’d imagine the same rules will apply to the other products. They are now officially known as:

  • Project Server Subscription Edition
  • SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

and active Software Assurance (SA) is required to run the latest “Subscription edition”. However, should SA lapse, you receive perpetual rights to run the 2019 version.

Microsoft Clouds

Two previously announced Microsoft Cloud products:

“Financial Services”


have been added, as add-ons, to the Product Terms. They can be added on top of the following licenses:

Financial Services

  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft Project
  • Power Apps/Power Automate/PowerBI
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Service Enterprise
  • Dynamics 365 Digital Messaging
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights
  • Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Voice


  • Office 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • Power Apps/Power Automate/Power BI
  • Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise
  • Dynamics 365 Marketing
  • Azure App Service

Non-Profit comes in 3 flavours:

  • Basic
  • Plan 1
    • Available to orgs with up to, and including, 250 total employees
  • Plan 2
    • Available to orgs with 251+ total employees

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