M365 Changelog: Announcing new self-service products

MC245825 – Today we are announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon. Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for these products as early as April 19, 2021:

  1. Power BI Premium per user
  2. Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA

As an administrator, if you prefer to limit these capabilities, you can do so on a per-product basis starting today via PowerShell. You can also take control of any of your user’s self-service purchases, allowing you to move them from a self-service purchase to another license or to cancel their subscriptions completely. 

Note: Self-service purchase capabilities are not available for customers who are eligible for Government or Education offers. If this applies to your organization, no additional action is required to control self-service purchase at this time.

For questions about self-service purchase, including how it may impact your organization, please refer to the self-service purchase FAQ.

Key Points:

How this affects your organization:

You will have the ability to control self-service purchase capabilities on a per-product basis using PowerShell. All products are available for control starting today.

If you’ve previously limited users from purchasing existing self-service products you will need to again control the new product IDs for existing products to continue limiting your users ability to purchase.

For additional information on controlling self-service purchase, see AllowSelfServicePurchase for the MSCommerce PowerShell module.

What you need to do to prepare:

No action is required. But to help prepare your organization for the release of self-service purchase for these new products, check out these additional resources: