Announcement - Buy xViz Enterprise visual licenses directly from Microsoft AppSource

Prachi Mishra
October 19, 2022

We are glad to inform you that you can directly buy xViz enterprise visuals licenses from the Microsoft AppSource.

Figure 1. Example of an xViz visual available for purchase on Microsoft AppSource

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Benefits of purchasing xViz visuals directly from Microsoft AppSource:

  • License management from the Microsoft 365 Admin portal – assign or revoke licenses from individual or O365 groups.
  • Direct purchase from Microsoft would ease the process of procurement like setting up Purchase Orders for a new vendor or having a reseller purchase on your behalf.
  • Cost-friendly pricing plans – We have introduced new pricing plans on AppSource for xViz visuals.
  • User-friendly plans - No differentiation between report creator/editor and report viewer. So report creators/editors need not pay extra for accessing the visual in edit view.
  • Seamless renewal - No need to change the visual build/key on renewal in the reports for the xViz visuals.
  • Free one-month access to the basic starter plans for you to evaluate the visual with full capabilities.
  • Automatic update of the visuals when a new version is released to AppSource.
  • Certified custom visuals that support export to PDF and PPT.

Considerations and Limitations:

  • Please note that this update will be made in all the xViz visuals gradually and all our visuals will be available for purchase on Microsoft AppSource by the end of 2022. Keep a watch on our pricing page to know the visuals that are available with this update on the Microsoft AppSource.

xViz licenses for these use cases will be available for purchase from our website.

What changes for our customers:

New purchases :

  • If the visual is available for purchase from Microsoft AppSource, then for supported environments the license must be purchased from Microsoft AppSource.

For unsupported environments, the license must be purchased from our website.

  • If the visual is yet to be available for purchase from Microsoft AppSource, then it can be purchased from our website.

For real-time status, select your required visual and environment on our pricing page to know the availability of purchase from Microsoft AppSource.

  • How to use/assign the license: For purchases done from our website, we will provide the license key (valid for one year). The visual must be installed from Microsoft AppSource and the license key must be inserted in the formatting pane of the visual instance.

For purchases made through AppSource, there will not be any license keys, but the user-based assignment will need to be done – More details are available here.

Existing customers :

To help our existing customers avail of the benefits of AppSource purchase, we will reach out to you ahead of your subscription renewals.

  • Call for Action: You can migrate your Non-Org/Org builds to the build from Microsoft AppSource. This migration will make the renewal process easier for you.
Steps to migrate Non-Org build to AppSource. Same steps for migration from Org build to AppSource
Figure 2. Steps to migrate Non-Org build to AppSource. Same steps for migration from Org build to AppSource
  • Ahead of your subscription renewal, we will inform you if the visual/(s) of your subscription is available on AppSource for purchase. If yes, we would redirect you to Microsoft AppSource for the purchase of the next and all future subscription terms.
  • If you are using any of the unsupported environments, then we will provide you with the license key for the next subscription term upon successful renewal. You must import the visual from AppSource and insert the license key provided to you. Using AppSource build will help in using the latest and certified version of the visual.

Most importantly, watch out for emails (to registered shipping email IDs) from our teams to be aligned better with the process of transitioning to the new licensing.

  • We will also be available on our support channels for any queries that you might have about the migration to AppSource

New licensing experience for xViz visuals

If a PRO feature of the visual is modified without a valid license assigned to the user, then the following behaviour will be observed:

Edit View:

'License required' icon in the edit view when PRO properties are modified without a valid license
Figure 3. 'License required' icon in the edit view when PRO properties are modified without a valid license

Read view:

Overlay in the read view when PRO properties are modified without a valid license
Figure 4. Overlay in the read view when PRO properties are modified without a valid license

In the unsupported environments:

 'Unsupported environment' overlay in the unsupported environments
Figure 5. 'Unsupported environment' overlay in the unsupported environments

With the licensing, these icons and overlay will not appear on the visual screen and will provide an unblocked view of the visual to the users having the license for the visual.

Summary:

For new upcoming purchases:

EnvironmentPurchase processInstallation process
Power BI desktopFree – no purchase requiredInstall From AppSource – no license required
Power BI online serviceIf the visual is available for purchase on AppSource, then purchase from Microsoft AppSource

Install From AppSource - Assign licenses to users on Microsoft 365 portal
If the visual is not available for purchase on AppSource, then purchase from our websiteInstall From AppSource – insert license key in visual formatting options
Embedding for internal use – Secure embed URLs,SharePoint embed or Embed for your organization (User Owns Data)If the visual is available for purchase on AppSource, then purchase from Microsoft AppSourceInstall From AppSource - Assign licenses to users on Microsoft 365 portal
If the visual is not available for purchase on AppSource, then purchase from our websiteInstall From AppSource – insert license key in visual formatting options
Embedding for public view – publish to web (public URLs)Reach us through our websiteInstall From AppSource – insert license key in visual formatting options
Embedding for external/commercial use – Embed for your customers (App Owns Data)Reach us through our websiteInstall From AppSource – insert license key in visual formatting options
On-prem Power BI report serverReach us through our websiteInstall From AppSource – insert license key in visual formatting options

Existing customers will be migrated to the above setup on their renewals – More details.

In case of any queries, please refer to our FAQs.

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