Make the E5 Developer Subscription Available To Existing Developers
Microsoft have decided to make the E5 Developer Subscription available to only new developer subscriptions. Can this be made available to existing developers?
Hi Folks - we're now in May and I believe many, including myself, would expect that we'd have this by now. Can you share a timeline with us, so that we may decide on a best course of action where there's a need for an E5 development environment? i.e. register something new or sit and wait.
Is there any update on this at all please? Or at least can you confirm that this will be a straight forward upgrade of the existing tenant and that we will not need to migrate to a new tenant. We are currently delaying work in fear of having to migrate everything across to a new tenant for the upgrade.
Strongly Agree! !! !! !!
This design is very unreasonable. If you have commercial considerations, you can require that tenants applying for E5 developer rights cannot also have other active subscriptions. I never believe that this is a technical limitation.
Hi all we had hoped to get this done in February but due to the coronavirus hitting, some of our developers are stuck in China. This caused reductions in our developers and delays. That said the feature is being worked on and we hope we can get it shipped in April timeframe. Sorry for this delay.
Eddie Burkett commented
Yes, an update would be much appreciated. I did see about three weeks ago that my subscription that was due to expire on 2/15 was renewed through 5/26. Hoping it will be made available by then and am also anxiously awaiting the added features to be able to familiarize myself with Phone System and AAD Premium features, among others.
Can we please have an update on this capability availability with respect to the February 2020 target indicated in comments section below?
Marc Michault commented
There are a couple of concerns:
- While I am grateful for a target date of February 2020 and the goal of a migration tool around that time, that might be cutting it close for a number of us (mine renews on Feb. 16th: will it at least renew for long enough to migrate?)
- More than any vanity domains associated to our tenant, most of us are registered to a dozen different Microsoft and third-party services through the Azure AD identity that is provided by our tenant: The fact that this will be a new tenant and not an upgrade to an existing one means we will have to re-register with each of those services (Furthermore, some of those services registrations are done manually by Microsoft...)
Please consider these issues in your offering.
although I can see the M365 E5 benefit on my subscription I'm loathe to use it on the account I've assigned my VSEnt subscription too. this is because with a previous VS Ent subscription I built an O365 E3 tenant using a DNS domain I control so I could set up an O365 'vanity' domain for the tenant. I didn't want to have to repeat this process.
If you could provide a timetable for when you are hoping to solve the problem that'd be really appreciated.
Yea, spent countless of hours in my current lab environment based on Office 365 E3 Developer. I dont want to migrate to a new tennant to get this benefit. Hope this is done soon, I'm about to dig in to new certifications on subjects where I need access to M365 E5 features.
Thanks for all your feedback and votes. Understand this is frustrating. Not sure it helps you, but many of us in the team are also frustrated and wanted to get this done sooner. We have been resource constrained.
I can tell you this is getting high priority based on the feedback we have been getting, which helps us to make sure this gets the priority it deserves.
The featured is speced and we are looking to get this done by Feb 2020. The good news is you will also get the ability to delete a subscription and start over, which is something we have also heard from our developers they wanted.
It’s been 3 months guys? Come on. It really cannot be this hard Microsoft. I’m sure your focus is on primary user stuff, but don’t forget us small dev/solution providers that hugely benefit from trialing and developing for MS365.
Please hurry up and get this fixed.
This needs to be expedited, With all the new features announced at Ignite my employers are chomping at the bit to roll these out, without a test environment available to me because i signed up before a certain date is a kick in the teeth and not suitable for loyal customers who have been paying so much for MSDN\VS for a long time
Brendan Fusco commented
Please expedite this feature. It's regrettable that people who took advantage of the existing offer will be the last ones to get the additional benefits, especially since I already went through quite an ordeal with support trying to get the former EM+S and 365 E3 benefits on the same tenant.
Dan M commented
Can they do it through support?
UPDATE: no they can't.
Hi the good news is we do have this in our backlog. We are working on a solution for all existing users who got E3 tenants before we rolled this out. Unfortunately it is taking us longer than we had hoped. We hope to have a way for you to migrate from your E3 tenant to your E5 tenant in Q1 of 2020.
Niels Swimberghe commented
I didn't receive this benefit on my Enterprise subscription through MPN.