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M365 Update

(Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases

Updated June 11, 2020: To provide clarity, this feature is to enhance the administration of self-service purchasing for tenants using it. If your tenant is not using the self-service purchasing capabilities this will not impact you.In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform products directly from Microsoft. This feature came with the ability for admins to turn off self-service purchase of individual products via Power Shell. Starting in July, we’re introducing new capabilities for IT Admins to manage information worker subscriptions in their tenant. In particular, IT Admins will be able to move information workers to another subscription or remove a subscription via a button in the Admin Center.

When this will happen

  • This feature will gradually roll out beginning in July.
  • We anticipate the rollout will be complete by early August.
How this will affect your organization
Once this feature is available Admins will be able to manage self-service purchases, made by users in their tenant, within Admin center under Billing > Your products.

Admins will have an option to “Take control of subscription”. This will allow Admins to:

  • cancel the subscription
  • move users from the subscription to another subscription while cancelling the original subscription

What you need to do to prepare
You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

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