For software deployments, Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-premises Licensing is under the Server + Client Access License (CAL) model, which requires that you license the server(s) running the software as well as the users and/or devices that connect to the solution.
With Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) Licensing the Dynamics 365 Server License(s) are included with purchase of the Client Access License(s).
Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-premises Licensing Basic Requirements
1. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) Server is comprised of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server with the December Update for Dynamics 365 applied to it. This server offers a rich feature set and supports multitenant deployments.
2. Server and Client Access Licenses
All Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) customers need to license:
- Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) software running on the server(s), which is (are) included with the purchase of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) Client Access Licenses (CALs).
- Access to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) software by users or devices, which is licensed through CALs.
3. Licensing Requirements for Internal Users
Customers may license access to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) by purchasing a CAL for every internal user who directly or indirectly accesses the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) server software, files, data content, or any MS D365 (On-premises) functionality.
4. Licensing Requirements for External Users
External users are end customers and third-party users of the organization or its affiliates and do not require Client Access Licenses (CALs) to access Microsoft Dynamics 365.
External user access is included with the organization’s internal user CALs, unless using the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) client applications or Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Multiplexing refers to the use of hardware or software that a customer uses to pool connections, reroute information, or reduce the number of devices or users that directly access or use Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) software.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-premises Licensing Types
Dynamics 365 simplifies licensing of business applications. The primary licensing is by named user subscription. The Dynamics 365 user subscriptions classify users into two types, “full users” and “additional users”.
- Full users are the users whose work requires use of the feature rich business applications functionality.
- Additional users often constitute a significant amount of users in an organization and may consume
data or reports from line of business systems, complete light tasks like time or expense entry and HR
record updates or be heavier users of the system, but not require full user capabilities.
Dynamics 365 for Team Members (On-premises)
The Dynamics 365 for Team Members (On-premises) license is designed for users who are not tied to a particular function, but who require basic Dynamics 365 (On-premises) functionality.
Team Member use rights for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises)
The Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Team Members user CAL grants a user the following Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-premises) rights for their own use and not for, or on behalf of, other individuals:
(i) To record any type of time
(ii) To record any type of expenses
(iii) Manage personal information
(iv) Manage direct employee activities in Human Resources
(v) Create requisitions
(vi) Create or edit the items related to the following capabilities: quality control, service orders and departmental budgets.
(vii) Approval of time, expense, invoices
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