Microsoft Office 365 License Management

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Microsoft announces that Microsoft Azure Active Directory group-based license management for Office 365 is now in public preview. This will offer two new services: firstly, you can assign a license template to an Azure Active Directory security group and then as users join and leave the group, licenses are automatically assigned and removed. Secondly, you will be able to selectively disable components in product licenses so that you can do a phased roll-out of the services of Office 365 E5 for example.

Find the Microsoft announcement here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/02/22/announcing-the-public-preview-of-azure-ad-group-based-license-management-for-office-365-and-more/

Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio Cloud Add-on Promotion

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Until June 30, 2017, Microsoft offers up to 30 % discount on Microsoft Project Online Professional Add-on for Office 365 and Microsoft Visio Professional Add-on for Office 365. This offer is valid for existing and renewing agreements. For each Add-on license, there has to be an existing license with Software Assurance (SA) for Microsoft Project Standard or Microsoft Visio Standard in place. The number of Add-on licenses may not exceed the number of existing Microsoft Project Standard or Microsoft Visio Standard licenses.

This offer is available in the programs Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) and Worldwide Government Partner (WWGP).

 

Microsoft Project Online Professional Promotion

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Until June 30, 2017, Microsoft offers 15 % discount on Microsoft Project Online Professional. Eligible are new customers and customers renewing from on-premises to the cloud worldwide. A minimum purchase of 50 seats is required.

This offer is available in the programs Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), Open Value (OV), Open Value Subscription (OVS), Open and Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA).

Microsoft Premium Assurance for Microsoft Windows Server or Microsoft SQL Server available

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Microsoft Premium Assurance is now available. To provide you with further flexibility as your needs evolve, Microsoft is announcing two offerings that will help you run applications even longer: Microsoft Windows Server Premium Assurance and Microsoft SQL Server Premium Assurance.

These offerings add six additional years of product support beyond the end of Extended Support, allowing for up to 16 years of total support (typically five years each of Mainstream and Extended Support, plus the new six-year Premium Assurance period). Microsoft Premium Assurance offers security updates and bulletins rated “Critical” and “Important”, and is available for 2008 and newer versions. Additionally, these offerings are purchased as Add-ons to Software Assurance on eligible products.

Microsoft Premium Assurance for Microsoft Windows Server or Microsoft SQL Server

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Microsoft announced Premium Assurance which is a way of adding six more years of product support for either Microsoft Windows Server or Microsoft SQL Server. Microsoft Premium Assurance will be available in early 2017.

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Microsoft System Center Client Management Suite

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Starting January 1, 2017, the System Center Client Management Suite (CMS) license will be split into individual component licenses. The System Center CMS sold as a single license providing client management rights to

  • Data Protection Manager,
  • Operations Manager,
  • Orchestrator and
  • Service Manager

will be transitioned into corresponding four individual component client management licenses.