lifetime of an official Microsoft 365 tenant evaluation

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I have an evaluation tenant that was generated with the official Microsoft MS-700 course from an official Lab platform. I can no longer connect using my global administrator login. I get a message saying that it is incorrect. It's the same for users. I had a trial subscription on this tenant with my credit card details. The licences supplied with the evaluation tenant had expired. I was forced to take out a new subscription but with Microsoft's recent decisions, entering my bank details was compulsory.
Are evaluation tenants deleted after a certain period of time? It was still working a fortnight ago.
Are my bank details deleted?
Will I be debited at the end of the evaluation period?
My tenant was created in December 2022.

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It depends on the type of SKUs you added to the trial, generally it's either 30 or 90 days. After the trial expires, it takes at least 30 days for the tenant to be put in "read only" mode, than up to 90 days for the final deletion. Details for example here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/commerce/subscriptions/what-if-my-subscription-expir...

@Vasil Michev 

Hello, thanks for your reply.

I don't think the link you've provided answers my question.
Because, I had an M365 business premium subscription being evaluated with my bank details entered into the tenant. My account suddenly stopped working.
This tenant was created automatically by a lab platform for the official Microsoft MS-700 course.
Is this tenant a special case? I don't think it applies to the link you provided.

I would just like to make sure that my bank details have been deleted and that my bank account is not debited at the end of this trial period.

best regards

@MATPT 

 

May I know what kind of LAB you are using , say Microsoft learn of SkillSoft?

Hello @Kidd_Ip ,

 

My Lab is GoDeploy

https://lms.godeploy.it/

Modules for MS-700T00 - Managing Microsoft Teams

It's an official courses:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/credentials/certifications/exams/ms-700/