Microsoft Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Promotion

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Until December 31st, 2019 Microsoft adds one year of free Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) 2020 to all active subscriptions of Microsoft Windows E5, Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security through an Enterprise Agreement or Enterprise Agreement Subscription.

Qualified users may use up to five simultaneous devices to run a local Operating System Environment (OSE) covered by Windows 7 ESU for 2020 or access virtual OSEs covered by Windows 7 ESU for 2020 without the need for a Windows 7 ESU license. Customer may acquire Windows 7 ESU 2021 & 2022 and Windows 7 ESU 2021 & 2022 for Microsoft 365 licenses for such devices without the need to acquire the 2020 ESU license if the devices were used solely by Qualified Users for the duration of the ESU 2020 coverage period. These devices must be assigned ESU licenses for all respective years if used by any users not currently licensed with Windows E5, Microsoft 365 E5, or Microsoft 365 E5 Security Subscription Licenses.

The Microsoft Product Terms for June 2019 describe this offer on page 106. To download the Microsoft Product Terms, please visit: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&DocumentTypeId=1&.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Pro Direct Support Promotion

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Until May 31st, 2020 Microsoft offers a discount of 55% on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Pro Direct Support. As customers renew their agreements, the Microsoft Enhanced Support for Microsoft Dynamics 365 will no longer be available on the Price List, therefore they can either drop support and use the included level of support or utilize this promo to get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Pro Direct Support at a discounted price.

This offer is available in the licensing programs according to the categories.

For more information on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 support plans, please visit: https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/support/plans/.

Microsoft Azure App Service on Linux Promotion

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Until December 31st, 2019 Microsoft offers a discount of 66% on Microsoft Azure App Service on Linux. Microsoft Azure App Service is a fully managed compute platform that is optimized for hosting websites and web applications. Customers can use Microsoft App Service on Linux to host web apps natively on Linux for supported application stacks.

This offer is available in the licensing programs according to the categories.

For more information on Microsoft Azure App Service on Linux, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/app-service-linux-intro.

To compare the different Microsoft App Service Plans, please find the table on this site: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/app-service/plans/.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights available

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Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights effective May 1st, 2019. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights uses artificial intelligence to automatically group your cases into topics using natural language understanding. Topics enable you to discover and adapt to current and emerging trends, improve brand sentiment, and identify problem areas. By pinpointing and fixing issues before they impact customers, you can deliver better customer service experiences.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights is available in the licensing programs according to the categories.

For further information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/customer-service-insights/overview.

Microsoft Azure N & H Series Promotion

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Microsoft announced the Microsoft Azure N & H Series Promotion, valid until August 1st, 2019. Customers receive a discount of 56% for NCv1 and 40% for NVv1 and Hv1 virtual machines. This offer applies to all customers (New/Renewal/Mid-Term) in the licensing programs according to the categories.

The following link provides an overview of the different series of virtual machines in Microsoft Azure: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/series/.

Microsoft Identity and Threat Protection available

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Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft Identity & Threat Protection license, which includes the following products:

  • Microsoft Cloud App Security,
  • Azure Active Directory Plan 2,
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection,
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Plan 2 (Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection + Office 365 Threat Intelligence).

Available in the licensing programs according to the categories.

For more information about Microsoft Identity and Threat Protection, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/01/02/introducing-new-advanced-security-and-compliance-offerings-for-microsoft-365/.

Microsoft Information Protection & Compliance available

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Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft Information Protection & Compliance license, which includes the following products:

  • Azure Information Protection P2 and
  • Office 365 Advanced Compliance (Advanced eDiscovery, Advanced Data Governance, Customer Key, and Privileged Access Management).

Available in the licensing programs according to the categories.

For more information about Microsoft Information Protection & Compliance, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/01/02/introducing-new-advanced-security-and-compliance-offerings-for-microsoft-365/.

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud App Security Standalone Licenses Removal

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Microsoft announced the removal of the Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone offering from the pricelist.

  • Existing customers will see no changes for the remainder of their current enrollment term and may continue to add new Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone licenses.
  • Customers with enrollments expiring on or before June 30, 2019, will have the option to renew Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone for one more term.

Affected licensing programs according to the categories.

Microsoft 365 Promotion

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Microsoft announced a discount for Microsoft 365 for Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) customers until October 31st, 2019. Level A Corporate and Level B-D Government customers will receive a price discount of 6 % and Level A Government (including Government Only licenses) will receive a discount of 12%.

This offer is valid worldwide and applies to:

  • New Agreement,
  • Renewal Agreements Software Assurance (SA) retention licenses,
  • Renewal Agreement Add-on,
  • Mid agreement Add-on for Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) Suite and Core CAL Suite and
  • Mid agreement Stepup from Microsoft 365 E3 or Microsoft 365 F1.

Microsoft program and pricing adjustments

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Microsoft announced a series of changes across the program and product portfolio. These changes are to provide unique offers that support customer digital transformation. These changes are linked to offer pricing and discounting.

On October 1st, 2018, Microsoft will adjust pricing for its licensing programs. There will also be price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products.  Continue reading Microsoft program and pricing adjustments