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.
UPDATE as of October 31, 2019: Over the past week, we’ve been listening to your feedback regarding the rollout of our self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products. To those of you who provided your input, thank you! Based on your feedback, we’ve adjusted our approach to better address the needs of both IT admins and end users within organizations. Please check MC193609 in your Message center to see the details.
Keep sharing this on your social networks. Every sysadmin, manager, CIO should know and demand this gets fixed
Michael Doyle commented
I think that by addressing this issue as a purely business-sense driven issue, Ms. Palmer, either purposefully or otherwise, dodges the core issue here which is yet another move toward no-borders, globalism. Globalism is insinuating itself in society at many seemingly innocent levels, appearing at a granularity that makes it very difficult to identify unless you are really, carefully evaluating both a tactical and strategic approach to the imposition of globalism at every level of society. It's insidious. And make no mistake, Gates is a globalist to his core.
Disappointing there is NO choice!!!!
There are several good reasons for users not being able to license products by themselves, which are completely destroyed by this change. Please either reverse the change or give us the ability to disable it.
Now anybody in an organisation can license products no matter what their manager or IT (or anyone else for that matter) says. And once they have their shiny new PowerApp or Flow and it stops working, who are they going to call? Microsoft? Not likely. I can see this adding a lot to IT's workload.
The wording of the announcements has me worried too: "Other products and locations will follow". It's one thing to have self-service purchase for Power Platform products; what will it be like when they open it up to include Office?
Microsoft keep saying partners are important to them, but then they come out with this which cuts partners (and the customer's own IT staff) completely out of the loop.
Our organisation also requires the ability to switch OFF self-purchase for Power Platform apps.
This is so Ludacris, why would this not be a governed option?
Why in the world would you do this? Please provide enterprise admins the ability to disable this feature.
No way to turn off self-service purchasing? How are organizations supposed to govern licensing and control costs?
This is actually such a bad idea that we are considering moving our $2bn dollar company to another platform entirely. Too much noise. Too many distractions from MS recently. These level of changes should be "opt-in" only. The fact there is not even an "opt-out" mechanism is unacceptable to "us", the customer. We do not allow this amount of slack in our department and do not appreciate it being injected forcibly into our ecosystem. This costs time and this costs money that falls to the bottom line.
Lucas Alton commented
Why would I ever want this functionality? Particularly with no way to turn it off? I want to empower my users to be self sufficient but licensing is not the place to do that. Turning licensing on and off has technical implications and just provides a way to skirt standardized processes for technology use and purchasing. I have read the FAQ page in response to several of these questions and none of those answers justify this change or even provide a feasible scenario in which someone would benefit from this.
This is going to become the most voted item very soon! Share on your networks!
Really, Microsoft, who told this was a good idea?
What nitwit thought that this would be a good idea? Especially without the ability to disable.
Terrible idea. Absolutely terrible.
Bob Cushing commented
Governance over this platform (inclusive of license management) is an extremely important and valued function. With the upcoming self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products on the horizon, governance will become extremely difficult and cause many compounding issues in a short period of time. Please reverse this decision and/or provide a means by which this feature can be disabled
Our company license purchases are centralized and we have no desire to allow self-service purchases. Please allow customers the ability to disable this feature.
Terrible idea indeed! Please add the ability for admins to disable this option tenant-wide.
Anthony Laurene commented
This is a terrible idea. It would cripple our organization's ability govern our own environment.
Bruce Nicholls commented
This is absolutely unacceptable. I would expect that MS would change the proposed update to allow enterprises to opt out of this unwelcome new "feature".
I would prefer that MS reverse this change altogether.
Terrible idea. What were they thinking and which customers really asked for this?
Yes I want to get PowerBI for my group and pay Microsoft’s full price for the subscription and put it on my company credit card. I know our IT Department get’s it cheaper (Volume Licensing) but I own stock in Microsoft and I really want to help them make more money. Also IT does not work hard enough so they will now have to track me down and then work with me to cancel my subscription.
John Carter commented
Microsoft should always assume that admins will need the ability to block features like these. It is counter productive to think otherwise. Now employees from companies all around the world we have to go out of our their to try to add a feature that should have been provided by default.
Don't forget to send this Uservoice link to your networks!