Reference Guide

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DaRT

Tools for diagnosing and repairing failed PCs or applications and recovering lost or deleted data; licensed with MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack). See Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset for a detailed entry.

Data Loss Prevention

A compliance feature built into and licensed as part of various online services and on-premises products that helps minimize the likelihood that sensitive information is not misused, for example, forwarded or sent outside an organization via e-mail and document sharing.

Date available

Used to refer to the month and year a product version was officially released to volume licensing customers. See synonym Generally available for in-depth entry.

Delve

A broad brand for social networking and document discovery features in Office 365; licensed through Office 365 Enterprise suites.

Desktop Applications License Model

License model used for traditional Office suites, Project, and Visio; generally requires a license for each client device used to present the product user interface (UI).

Desktop Operating Systems License Model

A Per-Device License model applicable to the Windows Pro Upgrade and to Windows Enterprise Per Device licenses purchased without SA (Software Assurance).

Desktop Optimization Pack

A suite of technologies to help organizations centrally manage PCs; see MDOP for a detailed entry.

Developer Tools License Model

A license model exclusive to Visual Studio and MSDN offerings that generally requires a license for each user who accesses the included software and online services.

Device

A server, client PC or Mac, tablet, smartphone, or other physical hardware used to run, access, or otherwise make use of a Microsoft product.

Device CAL

Provides the right for a device to be used by any person to access all running instances of a particular server-based product deployed by the customer’s organization.

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

Tools for diagnosing and repairing failed PCs or applications and recovering lost or deleted data; licensed with MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack).

Disaster Recovery Rights

A SA (Software Assurance) benefit offered for most on-premises server licenses that waives the need to license backup servers used for disaster recovery in some scenarios.

DOP

Desktop Optimization Pack (DOP) is a suite of technologies to help organizations centrally manage PCs; see MDOP for a detailed entry.

Down edition

A form of substitution, whereby a customer owning a license for a specific product edition deploys a different, generally lower-level edition instead.

Downgrade

A form of substitution, whereby a customer owning a license for a specific version and edition of a product deploys an older version or a lower-level edition instead.

Dynamics 365

A family of online services and on-premises products that provide customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality.

Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

Online service providing customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities previously packaged in Dynamics CRM Online; licensed primarily via User SLs (Subscription Licenses).

Dynamics 365 for Operations Server

A Windows Server-based server application, formerly called Dynamics AX Server, that delivers enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities, tailored for multinational midmarket organizations; licensed under the Server/CAL License Model and listed in the Product Terms under Dynamics 365 On-Premises.

Dynamics 365 for Operations Server SA Benefits

Summary of SA (Software Assurance) benefits associated with Dynamics 365 for Operations Server product, organized by high and low value benefits.

Dynamics 365 On-Premises

On-premises server software, Dynamics 365 Server and Dynamics 365 for Operations Server, that deliver customer relationship management (CRM), sales management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality; licensed under the Server/CAL License Model.

Dynamics 365 On-Premises Packaging

Illustration outlines the spectrum of Dynamics 365 On-Premises products and the technical features and capabilities each makes accessible via server licenses and user and device CALs (client access licenses) and SLs (subscription licenses).

Dynamics 365 Online

Set of online services that provide customer relationship management (CRM), sales management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail, and human resources (HR) functionality; packaged as Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and Dynamics 365 Unified Operations and licensed primarily via User SLs.

Dynamics 365 Online Packaging

Illustration outlines the spectrum of Dynamics 365 Online subscription offerings and the technical features and capabilities each makes accessible to licensed users or client devices.

Dynamics 365 Server

A Windows Server-based server application, previously called Dynamics CRM Server, that delivers customer relationship management (CRM), sales, and service capabilities; licensed under the Server/CAL License Model and grouped under the Dynamics 365 On-Premises packaging.

Dynamics 365 Server SA Benefits

Summary of SA (Software Assurance) benefits associated with Dynamics 365 Server, organized by high and low value benefits.

Dynamics 365 Unified Operations

Online service providing enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality previously packaged in Dynamics AX Online; licensed primarily via User SLs (Subscription Licenses) and Device SLs.

Dynamics AX Online

The previous name for Dynamics 365 Unified Operations, an online service that delivers enterprise resource planning, plant operations, and retail capabilities; licensed primarily via User SLs (Subscription Licenses); now packaged as part of Dynamics 365 Online.

Dynamics AX Server

A legacy Windows Server-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform tailored for multinational midmarket organizations; primarily licensed under the Server/CAL License Model. The application’s successor is Dynamics 365 for Operations Server, which is included under the category of Dynamics 365 On-Premises.

Dynamics AX Server SA Benefits

Summary of SA (Software Assurance) benefits associated with Dynamics AX Server, organized by high and low value benefits

Dynamics CRM Online

The previous name for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, an online service that delivers customer relationship management, sales, and service capabilities; licensed primarily via User SLs (Subscription Licenses); now packaged as part of Dynamics 365 Online.

Dynamics CRM Server

A legacy Windows Server-based server application that delivers customer relationship management, sales, and service capabilities; licensed under the Server/CAL License Model. Renamed and repackaged under Dynamics 365 Server.