Device License Limitations in BC 17/18

According to Microsoft licensing guide they write there are limitations to what a Device License can be used for, but not further details to be found on what the limitations are compared with a full user. Does anyone have more details on this? How does it work with Extension etc?

From Microsoft:

Device license: With a device license for a specific Dynamics 365 application, any number of unlicensed
users can access the product through the licensed device. Device licenses may use shared logins (such
as “Warehouse Computer” and a shared password) or individual logins (each user’s personal
credentials), depending on the application and license:
o Shared logins are available for Sales Device, Customer Service Device, Field Service Device,
Operations – Device, and Business Central Device licenses. Note that when individual users share
a login, their individual usage cannot be tracked.
o Individual logins are available for Operations – Device and Business Central Device licenses (with
no separate user license required).


A single device can provide any of the following functionality in any combination. Operations – Device
or Business Central Device licenses do not include full user capabilities.
Operations – Device and Business Central Device capabilities

Point of Sale

One device located in the Commerce location or store, used by any individual, for completing
customer facing sales of goods or services transactions. Note that a Commerce location or store is a
physical location (static or mobile, such as a food truck) operated by you when closing goods or
services transactions with customers.

Store Manager

One device located in the Commerce location, used by any individual, dedicated to performing the
following tasks solely for that location.
• Managing and replenishing inventory
• Balancing cash registers and processing daily receipts
• Configuring and maintaining menu options displayed by the ISV devices
• Purchasing supplies and services required to run the Commerce location operations
• Managing Commerce location staff
• Processing reports required to analyze and manage Commerce location results
• Managing master data related to Commerce location operations

Shop Floor

One device used for manufacturing shop-floor functions:
• Clock-in and clock-out
• Starting and finishing production jobs (including project activities carried out on the shop floor)
• Reporting progress
• Materials consumption and completion
• Viewing documents and instructions related to production jobs
• Viewing worker holiday balances

Warehouse Device

One device used for warehousing functions:
• Receiving
• Putting away
• Doing internal stock transfers
• Picking, packing
• Capturing product attributes
• Shipping goods plus performing inventory count checks in the context of a warehouse
management system
• Posting output and materials consumption against production orders when captured as transfers
of raw materials and finished goods between a warehouse and a production line. (All other types
of transactions are excluded.)
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