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Does the 2020 IUR retirement for business purposes include the Office 365 E3 licenses and/or the Office desktop licenses


So the MPN Program Benefits Guide states:

"As of July 2020, the terms of use for product licenses included in programs and offers in the Microsoft Partner Network such as competencies and the Microsoft Action Pack will change. Currently, the licenses allow partners to access and use the products for internal business purposes. We will retire product licenses for internal use purposes on July 1, 2020. After that date, product licenses offered through the Microsoft Partner Network may only be used for business development scenarios, including demonstration purposes, solution/services development purposes, and internal training purposes."


However the licenses table says:

Microsoft Office 365 (E3) Seats 25

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 25


and the statement "Server products will be accessed with CALS and may be used for demo, test, development, and internal training."


So, after July 2020 can we continue to use the E3 licenses or the Office Professional Plus licences for business purposes?