Ability to BLOCK self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products
Message centre update refers : MC193609 Self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products (Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow) will be available for commercial cloud customers starting 11/19.
We need the ability to block this on tenant level with immediate effect. The platform will become ungovernable in a very short period and cause massive governance issues.
We have released support for disabling self-service purchase capabilities as of November 19, 2019. You can find additional information in message center post: MC196205
Jason Smith commented
Administrative ability to block applications at the tenant level is absolutely necessary.
Paul McIntosh commented
How about Microsoft enabling 0365 subscribing companies to advertise on MS internal networks for products they sell?... and not provide the means to disable
Enterprise software 101: you have to give admins the ability to control this type of user behavior
Sharon Yacup commented
Admins need the ability to block this activity at the tenant level.
What is this, enterprise software management for babies?
Manoj Sood commented
Empowering users is fine, I applaud the sentiment. However, to launch this feature/capability without giving Companies the ability to disable this ability to disable at a tenant and/or user level is simply is a burden and liability. The governance, financial, legal and strategic implications for large organizations (80k + users) are a big deal. Request for MS is that tenant and user level controls be implemented PRIOR to rolling this out.
MSFT, Using some sort of IT license takeover is bad reactive solution! Companies want a proactive control like blocking users from purchasing, NOT another process for finding these users and taking over these licenses. . Simpler to prevent the purchase to begin with
Sarah Haase commented
This has huge governance implications, as well as financial and legal concerns. Employees could seek reimbursement for these purchases via expense reports, but the expenses may not be flagged appropriately by finance/accounting. And there is no way to ensure that employees seek financial remuneration for the licenses they purchase. Some states in the U.S. require companies to pay for software and mobile devices that are used for work purpose. This independent purchasing of Power Platform licenses could make companies legally liable without their knowledge.
If this goes live as planed, it will be a big problem for our company. I agree with many of the previous comments. This is crazy and needs to be changed!
Jarrin J commented
This is a dangerous change that could have both a financial and a legal impact on organizations.. We need a way to disable this.
Matt Brinkhoff commented
We need a setting to disable this at the tenant level. Please stop treating businesses like home consumers Microsoft.
I really can’t understand the decision Microsoft made here. We have to comply with approval processes in an enterprise company. So the easiest way is to provide an option in admincenter to just disable this “feature”.
Ronald W Rambo commented
Its difficult enough to manage license compliance and spending for software within the company. The end users don't need to decide their own software needs. Bad idea. At least the admin should have the ability to control who does or does not have this ability. STOP making decisions for me. You're making my job more difficult.
Daniel Lentz commented
How about giving IT control on what users should and could buy into the Companys tenant!
Anonymous User commented
We cannot have users giving themselves the ability to purchase product. Absolutely NO NO NO! Please block self service purchase capabilities.
Dan Coan commented
This violates all of our policies. This must be stopped. We are a regulated company and need to have controls in place otherwise we can get fined by outside agencies.
Troy Stenvold commented
We need this blocked. We will lose to much control of our environment.
Ove Bristrand commented
If a block is not accepted by Microsoft is the only way to inform user of new policy rules. Anyone who signs up for self-service will have their password changed so the admin can cancel the subscription.
Bypassing Procurement and Governance???? Not a good idea MS!!!!
Yall crazy out here
Rob Bowman commented
Highly regulated Enterprise - this needs to be put in place ASAP.
It is mildly disappointing that the Microsoft Product Groups have forgotten the term "Shadow IT".
Fully understand what you are trying to accomplish from a small business perspective, but removing the options FOR control was NOT a good idea.