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.
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.
This is the most poorly thought through ideas ever. Why is MS constantly making it MORE difficult for IT to manage/govern their investments and environments they want?
Microsoft Bob, or self-service Power Platform purchases? Which one is worse? For admins I think I know which one...
Luis Pereira commented
It´s a Halloween joke ?
Almost as bad as Brexit!!
J A commented
Single worst idea of the year? :)
Guys, please share this on Twitter and Facebook. We need more admins to know about this
Paul H commented
An insane idea thought up someone who has no clue about data governance, licence procurement or admin controls.
John Harte commented
I want to know which customer actually requested this "feature"?
The announcement via blog and buried in the O365 feature list for the month is poor but becoming more of the normal for Microsoft communications.
Then the crazy short timeframe of Nov 19th.
I guess we will need to put in web proxy rules to filter out the "power" purchase pages to only approved admins.
That soon to retired Tableau environment in my shop just got a bit nicer looking and may get some polish to live longer.... what a mess. About all I get from the Microsoft update emails lately is more messes to clean up.
Ed Z commented
Is there really anyone at the product team who thought this would be a good idea?
Mandeep Dalvair commented
Our users can go buy their own licenses with no way to disable this for admins. (PowerApps/PowerBI/Flow) which are all huge problems for everyone, if not now then in future all will face this problem
This would remove the ability for us to block any of these apps at tenant level.
Constantine Sulema commented
Microsoft has always been slow in bringing enterprise level governance features to the O365 and Power Platform, but this change is ruining completely whatever organizations might have established.
As others have said, this needs to have over-arching administrative controls baked in from day one, to remove this ability - particularly for higher education customers where there's no direct 'billing' to one authoritative revenue source. If MS wants to continue the inroads they've made into HE, they need to understand the needs to stop swathes of staff / students just purchasing or enabling add-ins that breach all manner of local policies (including, importantly, information security policies). Yes indeed, great idea to make more cash, but terrible, terrible idea for service reputation and validity.
Olivier Bondot commented
Let the customer decide how he want manage his IT.