Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus device-based licensing announced

Microsoft announced that a Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus device add-on license will be available for Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) customers in the summer of 2020.

This will effectively allow a Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus license to be assigned to a device so that multiple users can use Office 365 ProPlus on that device, whether they have their own User Subscription License (USL) for Office 365 or not. In August 2019, a similar add-on was made available for education customers with an Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), where the add-ons are free if all Education Qualified Users (EQU) are licensed with an Office 365 ProPlus USL.

Find the latest announcement for commercial customers here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/device-based-licensing/ and recap on the education offer here: https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2019/08/attention-it-administrators-announcing-device-based-subscription-for-education/.

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Servers available

Effective April 1st, 2020, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Servers is available for Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS). Microsoft proposes this offer as an option for reduced functionality at a lower price point that can be purchased consistent with Microsoft Windows Enterprise E5 for endpoint protection.

For enhanced cloud workload protection for servers, Microsoft Defender ATP for Servers customers can upgrade to Microsoft Azure Security Center Standard. This provides additional features like adaptive application controls, just-in-time virtual machine access, file integrity monitoring, and unified experience for protecting Azure resources. It also offers additional values such as future integration with Azure Arc.

For further information on Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/microsoft-defender-atp?rtc=1

Microsoft GitHub Advanced Security for Enterprise available

Microsoft GitHub Advanced Security for Enterprise is available effective November 2019. Microsoft GitHub Advanced Security is a product focused on the detection of software vulnerabilities. Utilizing variant analysis, it allows developers to identify and remediate vulnerabilities early in the software development process.

This product will be sold only to GitHub Enterprise customers and is available through both Enterprise Agreement (EA) and GitHub Direct sales.  Continue reading Microsoft GitHub Advanced Security for Enterprise available

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Pro Direct Support Promotion

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

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

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 Identity and Threat Protection available

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

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

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 program and pricing adjustments

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