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Visisthebest

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Very good news, corporate customers on the O365 platform no longer have to wait a year to get Visio Desktop from IT!

Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio

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MC220282, Plan For Change, Published date: Aug 12, 2020

Major update: Announcement
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We shared last year that Microsoft is enabling individuals and teams to purchase select services directly. Today we are announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio products. Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for these products as early as September 15, 2020:

Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2
Project Plan 1 and Project Plan 3
Note: This change will not impact any existing settings you may have in place to manage self-service purchasing. Additionally, self-service purchase capabilities are not available for customers who are eligible for Government or Education offers.

How this affects you:
As an administrator, if you prefer to limit these capabilities, you can do so on a per-product basis. Project and Visio are available for control starting today via PowerShell. You can also take control of any of your user’s self-service purchases, allowing you to move them from a self-service purchase to another license or to cancel their subscriptions completely. Additionally, we’ve released the ability for users who are prevented from making their own purchases to make a request for a license or for you as an admin to point users to an existing license request process. These features will give you the ability to control how users acquire software within your organization.

For additional information on controlling self-service purchase, see AllowSelfServicePurchase for the MSCommerce PowerShell module.

For questions about self-service purchase, including how it may impact your organization, please refer to the self-service purchase FAQ.

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Re: Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 04:42:59 AM »
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Where is hyperlink ? It is official offer ?
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 04:46:27 AM by Surrogate »

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Re: Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 08:07:11 AM »
See:

https://www.paulmaggs.com/blog/2020/08/2020-08-14-m365-update/

And:

https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?source=applauncher#MessageCenter?id=MC220282

This will make Visio more attractive to users in big organisations with a sloooooooooooow IT department (so basically most of them).