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Edwin-Abdalian
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October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

Dynamics 365 app for outlook is available for CDS. I was excited about it until I discovered that when you install this app, it actually creates a model-driven app in your environment. This app is not customizable and there we go! one of your two allowed model-driven/Canvas apps is already consumed by having this app.

why should we care about all these things instead of focusing on creating apps?

 

Please someone tell me that I'm wrong.

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Dual Super User
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

I think you are confusing the new App licensing with the ongoing Dynamics 365 licensing.  If you have a Dyanmaics 365 license that includes PowerApps then you are not limited to only two apps. You can create as many Model driven/canvas apps as you like if they extend Dynamics.  There is a new App licensing model where you can buy a standalone license that covers one App (an app in this case can be a composite made up of a model driven and a canvas app.) But the new App licensing model isn't needed if you already have Dynamics licensing for PowerApps.



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Community Support Team
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

Hi @Edwin-Abdalian ,

Yeah, you are right. The "Dynamics 365 app for outlook" (Model-Driven app) would count toward the 2 apps limit in the Per App license which will be coming next month (Since October 1, 2019).

 

Any one Model-Driven app listed in your PowerApps web portal (https://make.powerapps.com) would be counted toward the 2 apps limit in the Per App license which will be coming next month (Since October 1, 2019).

 

If you still want to create another canvas app or Model-Driven app, you may need to purchase another  $10 license plan.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Dual Super User
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

I think you are confusing the new App licensing with the ongoing Dynamics 365 licensing.  If you have a Dyanmaics 365 license that includes PowerApps then you are not limited to only two apps. You can create as many Model driven/canvas apps as you like if they extend Dynamics.  There is a new App licensing model where you can buy a standalone license that covers one App (an app in this case can be a composite made up of a model driven and a canvas app.) But the new App licensing model isn't needed if you already have Dynamics licensing for PowerApps.



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Edwin-Abdalian
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

We don't have a dynamics 365 license. I want to get the Per app license for my client ($10), and with that I'll get 2 apps (canvas and/or model driven).

I can use "Dynamics 365 app for outlook" with PowerApps, no need to have D365 license. The name of the app is misleading, may be they should have renamed it to "CDS app for outlook". https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-powerapp-that-brings-common-data-service-...

 

Initially my plan was to create a model-driven app and also  a canvas app for my client, by purchasing the $10 license in October. But now I want to also use the Dynamics 365 apps for outlook (CDS app for outlook). as I mentioned in my previous post, when you install that Add-in, it creates a model-driven app in your environment. this means that now I have 2 model-driven apps and 1 canvas app and I need to pay another $10.

 

so the question is that, does the "Dynamics 365 app for outlook" counts toward the 2 apps limit in the Per App licensing model?

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

Hi @Edwin-Abdalian ,

Yeah, you are right. The "Dynamics 365 app for outlook" (Model-Driven app) would count toward the 2 apps limit in the Per App license which will be coming next month (Since October 1, 2019).

 

Any one Model-Driven app listed in your PowerApps web portal (https://make.powerapps.com) would be counted toward the 2 apps limit in the Per App license which will be coming next month (Since October 1, 2019).

 

If you still want to create another canvas app or Model-Driven app, you may need to purchase another  $10 license plan.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Dual Super User
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

Sorry, I assumed you had a Dynamics license since you wanted to use an App that is designed for use with Dyanmics.  In your situation you would be correct and it would require 2 app licenses.  Also, be aware that there are some limitations on certain CDS entities that are used by CRM, like Leads.  Make sure that the CDS App for Outlook will do what you want without a Dynamics license before you commit to using it.



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Edwin-Abdalian
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Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

Thank you both for confirming it.

Is it possible to request this app not to be counted as one of the mode-driven apps? can we request and vote for it so the business owners can hear our voice?

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: October 1 licensing and Dynamics 365 app for outlook

You can assign a Per App license to whatever application and user you want to assign it to.  But without the license the Outlook App won't work.  If you mean can you convince MS not to consider this a Model driven app for licensing purposes, I doubt it.



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