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
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!
Alan Hardesty commented
Robin Evans commented
We have enough problems with Shadows IT as it is, please don't enable it further.
Microsoft should be worried about fixing all of the issues with PowerApps instead of implementing idiocy like this idea.
Brilliant idea, let anyone make anything and not give IT any control at all.
Next they will tell us that it doesn't run in the default environment so any DLP policies are no longer in use giving users ability to leak all data to twitter whenever they see fit.
Ken Endersen commented
This would create a completely ungovernable situation for administrators. It's a nightmare that will increase our O365 support costs tremendously not to mention the cost per user when they start buying software we already own. Microsoft must provide the support services around a capability before deploying it. We are seeing this Microsoft deploy first tactic across the stack which may have the short term benefit of increasing sales but in the long term will make your services too costly and completely unmanageable. Listen to the voice of IT on this - we want to give our customers the latest and greatest as fast as we can but we need the ability to manage that and achieve the ROI we all know is out there.
That will be level 9 of Dante's shadow IT hell.